Sunday, April 17, 2011

I posted this several years ago, but I like it.


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.

Joe, 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!


Clytie said...

I remember this poem, and it's good to revisit the sobering message!

At my brother's memorial service, I remember looking over the room and seeing missionaries and preachers rubbing shoulders with thieves and drug dealers. God's love was over them all.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Lady Di Tn said...

This really a very good poem to pass along to others. Also, I have seen the above quote in practice. Peace

Margaret Cloud said...

This is a nice poem and so true. God says if you repent your sins in Jesus name, you may enter the gates of heaven, but only if you are truly sorry and mean it.