Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the night before a night or two before Christmas

As I was sitting wrapping gifts for my children for Christmas this poem I once read popped into my head.

Twas the night before Jesus came and all throught the house
Not a creature was praying not one in the house
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not 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 on 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 threw up the sash

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here

With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray

I knew in a moment this must be the day.

The light of His face made me cover my head

It was Jesus, returning just like he said

And though I possesed 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 name had been written in love

He gathered to take to His Father above

With those who are ready He rose with out 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 this sealed my fate

I stood and cried as they rose out of sight

Oh, if I had only been ready tonight.

In the words of the meaning is clear.

The coming of Jesus is drawing near.

There's only one life and when comes the last call

We'll find that the Bible was true after all.

Thank you Lord, Help me to remember what this season is truely about. Let me not grow weary from meaningless things that will one day pass away, help me to teach my children to Love You with all their heart. Lord. Help me.

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