Saturday, August 27, 2011
Trip to Heaven
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.
Jerry, 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's everyone so quiet,
So somber? - Please give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'it's because
they're all in shock….
No one thought they'd be seeing you.' ツ
[ Author Unknown]
Ephesians 2:8-9 … For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. ♥