I’ll Fly Away!


I know He is increasing

for looking in this old mirror

it is plain to see I am decreasing.


My stature was so tall

My footing was so firm

Through it all, now so small

But for Him, I’m only a worm.


Worm in its cocoon seeing a crack

Darkness deep becoming light

Move toward a gap ever so slack

Movement tho a fight, will mean great flight.


My wings now small,

not very tall withal,

He increases still and He ever will

As I have decreased and not here at all.



For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4:6-7

“Then I heard a voice from heaven say,

“Put this in writing. *From now on, the Lord will bless everyone who has faith in Him when they die.”

The Spirit answered, “Yes, they will rest from their hard work, and they will be rewarded for what they have done.”

Revelation 14:13 [CEV]

Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:55-57]

Only the Almighty can snatch victory of life from the jaws of death and have a 100% success rate. I believe that is worth giving Him all praise, honor, and thanksgiving. But more so, by placing our total being into His hands.

12 thoughts on “Wings”

    1. When I was young a preacher told me, “Getting old isn’t for wimps.” He was then about my age now. I now see it as that “light and momentary affliction” Paul mentioned in 2 Corinthians 4.
      You are so right. It’s the condition of our souls before God that count. Thanks, David. God bless!

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  1. GW, I love the imagery of your poem. So well paired with the hymn! A reminder “our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior” (Philippians 3:20). After my grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday, anytime you asked how she was doing she would get a real peaceful look on her face and say, “I’m ready to go home.”

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Your grandmother (Wow! 100th birthday, bless her!) had the ideal attitude settled in her assuredness of His promise.
      The reason I wrote this came from thoughts on Christians I’ve encountered who had a great fear of the experience of death. even with their trust in His promise.
      Thank you for your kind response. God bless!

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