Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heaven's Door

My blog friend, Krippled Warrior, posted this poem at his blog, and I'm borrowing it for over here. It is both funny and wise, and a great reminder not to judge others. Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future, in Christ, if they just accept Him.


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.

Herb, 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.'

Have a blessed day!

Chatty Kelly


Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, andrea

destrella said...

Great reminder. Thanks! :O)

Sue J. said...

We should hope and pray for the names of so many, such as us, to be found in the Book of Life!

Edie said...

Discernment without condemnation. Amen!

KrippledWarrior said...

Blessings on you, young sister.

Carmen said...

Good poem!