How Long, O Man?

Michael Beck

How long? You cry?
It is I who wait
The light is still on
But it’s getting real late
Little by little –
With Me doesn’t work
Get out of the dark
In the shadows don’t lurk

Middle earth? Don’t exist.
It is heaven or hell
Stop kidding yourself
You are not doing well
C’mon, it is time
Why not call it a night?
Wake up from your sleep
And get into the fight

You’re on the wrong side
You’re a hold out for sure
A mixed bag indeed
When you’re called to be pure
Sooner or later
The fence has to break
Avoid the long fall
Get inside for God’s sake

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.