I would like to submit the poem titled, ‘I was there!” which I wrote some time ago, as a reply to your recently posted article titled, “My strong beliefs about religion … do you agree?“
As a Christian I try hard to live up to the ideals of Christianity as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ, and fail often. Speaking only on behalf of myself, I know that Jesus lives. But the only way to find out is to take the time and effort to invite Him into your heart. Have you ever tried, or sought Him? God created us with free will. You choose, or you don’t. You believe, or you don’t. If Evolution were true, then why do we still have monkeys and gorillas? Shouldn’t they have all evolved by now? All the dreadful things that happen and have happened are the result of mankind only – not God! And what, if when your time is up as you say, you actually discover that it is NOT the end? It’s a bit too late then to try and redeem your fate, whatever it happens to be. Will you still be quite satisfied then, on the realisation that you have indeed died and are in a different existence, with your ‘no regrets’, or be absolutely scared at the opportunities you rejected? And don’t think for one moment that I am ‘scaremongering” here for I am simply only quoting what the Bible itself tells us.
I Was There!
I was there beside you, when I died
I wanted to comfort you, when you cried
I cried too, in acknowledging Death
Knowing I’d taken my very last breath.
I was there beside you, those first few days
Watching you stumble about in a haze
I was there beside you, but not there at all
Not able to answer, on hearing you call.
At my Funeral Service, did you know I was there?
We’re allowed to look in, if we choose to dare.
And mine was so beautiful, you gave it such love
that even God in Heaven, smiled from above.
Families and friends who came to pay their respects.
There’s a thread through us all, that interconnects
I laughed when you laughed, cried when you cried
I was there beside you, though I had died.
I wish I knew earlier, what I know now
that life can go on, but I can’t describe how.
I wish I could warn you, prepare your way
But it’s a solitary path, come what may.
I’ve had my life, it’s been and gone
It’s a different journey now I’m on.
But what I know now, I wish I’d believed then
about Jesus of Nazareth, born at Bethlehem.
I took too much for granted, too absorbed by Life
No religion for me, it only brought strife
I was ambitious for things that now don’t count
Only one thing matters, Christ is paramount.
And oh my Love, I’m so grateful that we
were brought to His Truth, which sets us free
For only now do I understand
that everything works to His command.
But how many there are who just don’t believe.
Who don’t want to know, and it makes me so grieve
It pains me to know the Judgement all face
Without Christ as their guide, without God’s love and Grace.
If I could just have my life over again
from every tree, I would shout “Amen”.
Please, … open your hearts, and ask Him in
“The Way, Truth and Life” are only through Him.
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