Friday, December 9, 2011

Twas The Night Before Jesus

This meaningful poem was on the newletter sent home by my sons school. It made me think real hard that the time of Christ return is drawing near. As we celebrate the season of His birth, we should anticipate His imminent return........I hope you are blessed by this.

Twas the night before Jesus came, when all through the house,
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house;
The 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 lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang 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.

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.
"It is not for you to know the times or the season, which the
Father hath put in His power." Acts 1:7

Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

With Love & Blessings,



Unknown said...

Welcome, Debbie. TY for your visit. I love this poem ... it says it clearly.

I love your header. We used to be called the Hoosier Queen & King ... we sold hundreds of them in time.

Merry Christmas ~


Enjoyed seeing more pics of your girlfriend time!!!
That poem almost had me in tears...I sure don't want my loved ones left behind...
I haven't read that before!
Happy Weekend!

Kris said...


Sunny Simple Life said...

Well that sure makes you think long and hard about what is important. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friend.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Good morning Debbie! Boy do I love that hoosier in your header picture. It is amazing. And you have it decorated so cute. I'm sending you a little something. You have been so sweet and I want to do something for you. Hope your week this week is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Debbie, Thank you SO MUCH for posting this poem! It is one of the things I am changing this year...I am spending more time with Jesus and letting Him be in control of my heart as well as my life. I know He will be returning soon...and I SO want to be ready with my family!
Thank you for blessing me today~This is my Sabbath.

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