Poem


Years ago I bought a book called "15 Minutes Alone With God" by Emilie Barnes. It's a devotional book for the busy woman who can't seem to find the time to spend with her Lord. I decided to read it again and wanted to share a poem from it with all of you.

 'Twas The Night Before Jesus Came

 '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 and baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

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 new 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 thus 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!

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