Tis a guileless memo, to all who say they’re Christ’s.
The question comes, where will I go; will it be paradise?
For God so loved the world He gave His only darling Son,
So all believers would not mourn but always see the dawn.
Some say it is the blissful place whose streets are made of gold
The place where rays are always beaming, nothing there to mould
Some think it is the long-lost Eden guarded by cherubims
Where pastures will be evergreen; no sons of Anakim
I want to believe that would be true, but then I have a cue
His Son Himself gave us the clue and that, my friend, is true
Heaven and earth will pass away, it will, yes, heaven will
That means my paradise of gold can’t be Father’s final will
That we may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You sent.
Now this is eternal life; life everlasting; that can never ever be bent.
That’s life eternal dear friends, by Jove, that’s Father’s will for us,
That we may know Him and know our Brother, nothing there to fuss!
Sadly so, it seems if the equation of heaven and hell is removed, many who are Christians today won’t be counted in the fold. Truth is, eternal life is not to go to heaven; Eternal life is to know God. Heaven in not our eternity; God is!
John 03:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
John 17:3 – Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Posted on January 24, 2019, in On Christianity, On Life's Purpose and tagged eternal life, eternity, God, Heaven, Jesus, John 17:3, John 3:16, Matthew 24:35, mind's seat, Paradise, will of God. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
An insightful, thought-provoking poem with a profound life application. I’m glad to see you posting another piece here! I have missed your presence as I have no doubt readers who follow this blog have. Sally, God has given you a gift to lovingly challenge and encourage me to reach for a deeper and far richer relationship with God and Christ. May our Father flood your life and ministry for Him with His richest blessings like a river flowing freely, and with the sweet nectar of His abiding peace. Amen.
Amen, Amen and Amen!
Sally, I couldn’t have expressed it better myself. Amen. and Shalom!