Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas The Night Jesus Came

(Now this poem is not biblically correct but written to compare about another poem which will be read in many homes tonight. Friends, Jesus is the Truth...... the other poem is definitely fiction. At Christmas, who will you be yearning to see??? And if Jesus did come today, would you be ready???)

Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house
Not a person was praying, not one in the house.
The Bibles were left on the shelf without care,
For no one thought that Jesus would come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And mom in her rocker with baby in her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the east there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and lifted the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here!
The light of His face made me cover my head -
It was Jesus returning, just as He said.
And thought I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said, "It's not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound
While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I'd known that this was the night.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus in now drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all.

By Margie Knight

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nicholas Cardot said...

I have heard this poem before, but it certainly contains a wonderful truth! Great post, brother. Keep it up and Merry Christmas!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bro. Nicholas,

I pray that you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for your support....

5:36 PM  

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