Now and Later
    Footnotes

    “Now and Later,” Friend, Sept. 2002, 39

    Now and Later

    I’d like to be an astronaut

    Above the sky so blue.

    That’s for later—but for now,

    I’ll learn to tie my shoe.

    I’d like to be a fireman,

    Catch someone in a net.

    That’s for later—but for now,

    I’ll learn the alphabet.

    I’d like to make delicious food

    Just like a famous cook.

    That’s for later—but for now,

    I’ll learn to read my book.

    I’d like to be a farmer

    With livestock in a pen.

    That’s for later—but for now,

    I’ll learn to count to ten.

    There are some things I’ll wait to do

    Until I’m grown and tall.

    But I won’t wait to serve the Lord;

    I’ll start it while I’m small.

    I’ll be a missionary now.

    I know just what to do.

    I’ll tell my friends the gospel,

    The things I know are true.

    Illustrated by Elise Black