The Speed of Life

I hurry here and hurry there,
Because I have so much to do,
And when I finish one thing, Lo!,
I find six more that I must do.

But then a soft voice whispers, low:
“Tell me what you’ll have to show
For all your work done here below?
Stop for a rest and catch your breath.
Try to tread where My feet have trod.
Remember that there is an end.
Be still, and know that I am, God.”

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Ps 46:10)