Thankful Thursday - Twas the Night....
December 15, 2010
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 sprung 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 thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
This is a poignant poem and tough to read when you are spiritually mismatched. Let the truth of Jesus rapid return, plunge us to our knees this season. There are eternities at stake and Jesus birth and death is what it's all about. Happy Thankful Thursday, Lynn
This December let's all meet up with Iris at Grace Alone in January we are back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage and February we will be at Laurie's, Women Taking A Stand.