Friday, December 27, 2013

12-27-13 Poem

Here is a poem I wrote today:

Heaven Awaits

Eternal life is given to those who choose to receive.
The way, the truth and the life in Jesus Christ, faithfully believe.

He himself said that the gate is small and the way is narrow, not wide.
The road that leads to life, it is with Him on the other side.

It’s the debt I can never repay, no matter how long or hard I try.
But it’s freely given in Emmanuel, God with us, who came to die; for us to Him to reunify.

You see there is no salvation in any other name,
He hung on that cross to die, and death He overcame.

He told the thief hanging next to Him that he would join Him in Paradise.
For the thief and my sins He’d paid the ultimate price.

Sometimes we desire to depart from the world’s turmoil and life’s strife,
Oh, to be absent from this body is to lay claim through Jesus to eternal life.

For we know when these earthly tents have worn down,
In our Father’s house are many mansions, perfect and never rundown.

Our true citizenship is not this world but in heaven with our Lord.
New glorified bodies received, living in His very presence, our lasting reward.

Eternity, Jesus said He has prepared a place for us there.
In His presence, such beauty to behold, it is beyond compare.

Nothing unclean or unholy is present. No more tears, death, morning, hunger or thirst.
Bowing on bended knee, praising, worshipping and serving Him we’ll be immersed.

The city is pure gold, foundational stones adorned with every kind of precious stone.
A holy city built with incredible priceless jewels shining and flawlessly hone.

A river of the water of life, clear as crystal coming from the throne,
No need for lamps, sun, moon, or stars due to God’s brilliance shone.

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing,” the angels sing.
“To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever,” praises every created thing.

Scriptures referenced: John 3:16, John 3:36, John 14:2 & 6, John 17:3, Matthew 7:14, Acts 4:12, Luke 23:43,  Philippians 1:23, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation 7:16-17, Revelation 21 and 22, Revelation 5:12-13

©2013 Laurie McCullough Cheesebrew

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