When the Party’s Over

Michael Beck

Laughing, screaming, arms high in the air
Twisting, turning, forgetting all care
Up the slow climb getting ready to sail
Now plunging down, gripping hard on the rail
Life whizzes by as you’re carried away
Along for the ride speeding night after day
And then with a screech it all comes to a stop
Off you must go, whether like it or not
“That was too quick” you are tempted to whine
“Hey, could you let me get back on the line?”
“Sorry, it’s over – I know it was short
Now up above is your time to report.”
“Where am I going?” you ask with a start
“To the place where in life you were always a part.”
“What do you mean? will my friends come along
They were my life, can we still sing our songs?”
“You were created for more than just fun.
Many you had, but forgot to find One
Without Him on earth you were happy to dwell
Your party is over, your next stop is hell.”

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.