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1 Peter 3:3

In Preparation for the Day

My clothes are chosen carefully,
my hair is set in place.
My world is greeted daily
with a calculated face.

Preserving youth becomes my quest
when years begin to toll,
but have I spent an equal time
in strengthening my soul'

The call of common vanity
is seldom left ignored,
but could my spirit meet as well
a calling from the Lord'

Approval of the public eye
is sought in vast amount,
but will the Lord approve today
should he demand account'

In preparation for the day
has faith been made a part'
For man may judge appearances,
but God looks on my heart.

Decision, July/August, 1992, p. 39

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