Audience of One

Dr. Amanda Goodson

Just this week I experienced a transition of a friend in to life eternal.  So many of us have had this experience of knowing friends and loved ones who are absent in the body and present with the Lord.  Some of have not.  For those who will experience this type of season in your life I would like to submit the following poem by Greg Ferguson:

 

It’s such a strong temptation to live for man’s applause

But I don’t want to buy into the lie

‘Cause I know that’s not a worthy cause

So to keep things in perspective, I hung a sign up on the wall

The sign is nothing special, but it really says it all

And the sign says

I’ll be content to serve an audience of One

Only His approval counts when all is said and done

And this is my prayer, when the race is finally run

I want to hear “Well done”

From the audience of One

When the drive for recognition starts to get the best of me

All I’ve got to do is look around at the people serving selflessly

And they don’t serve for glory, and they’re not keeping score

There’s a sign that’s written on their hearts

A sign I’ve seen before

I’ll be content to serve an audience of One

Only His approval counts when all is said and done

And this is my prayer, when the race is finally run

I want to hear “Well done”

From the audience of One

In the not-too-distant future

When the crowds all fade away
I’ll stand alone before my Lord

And this is what I long to say

I’m overjoyed to serve an audience of One

It’s what I’ve been created for ever since day one

And this is my song, as I bow before Your throne

I love to hear “Well Done”

From the audience of One

So this will be my prayer, ‘til the race is finally run

I want to hear “Well done,” I long to hear “Well Done”

I want to hear “Well done”

From the audience of One

Prayer: 

Lord, thank You for giving me everlasting life.  I believe that You are my Creator and I will see You face to face – my audience of One.  Amen.



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