‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through 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 had said. And though 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 this sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem 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!
John 15:14-15 King James Version (KJV)
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. friendsofjesus.proboards.com
That is a good poem Les , and it is so true. Jesus Christ could come back at any moment, but there are many who seem to be hoping he will not. I was just talking to someone this week who was trying to convince me that we are nowhere near the time of the Lord's return. While I do not claim to know the day or the hour, we need to all realize that Jesus could come back at any moment, and we should live like it. It is true that we do not know where we stand on God's prophetic timetable, but when I look at all that is going on around us, it sure looks like the time the Bible describes as the beginning of sorrows. I admit that others have speculated the same thing in days gone by, but with the technology we have today, we are in a position where things can be fulfilled that could not have before.
I was just finishing up Revelation today, and the words of John in Revelation 22:20 came to mind as I read this.
"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. A-men. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
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