Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Judge Not


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Now it's your turn... Share this poem.

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil...
It has no point!


Arkansas Patti said...

I had a minister once give a brief version of that poem and it has stuck with me. So true.
Happy Thanksgiving Patty and Abe.

Ruth said...

I enjoyed this one alot.I guess we may all have surprises ,at who is in heaven.The important thing is being ready to go there.

Brenda said...

So true. Thanks for posting this, and also I hope that you and your family have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Patty! Hugs!

Reader Wil said...

Amen! That's very good Patty! Jesus himself was during his lifetime surrounded by sinners, who, however, were converted to believers.

reanaclaire said...

Hello Patty.. Thanksgiving is around the corner.. give thanks to our Lord each day..

Take care...

Reader Wil said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Patty! I forgot to write that to you! I am sure that you will have a very delicious dinner! You're a terrific cook!

Country Mouse Studio said...

love this post,I think I'll put the pencil quote right above my desk :O)

Margaret Cloud said...

This is very nice and so true. If you repent and mean it, God forgives even the worst sinner. I like the pencil quote.