March 05, 2012


Matthew 19:25-26

"When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

I came across a little poem that's entitled, "The Best Poem in the World". In terms of structure and lyricism, it's a big stretch. After all, there's the heavyweights of poetry to consider: Wordsworth, Milton, Dante, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Paz, Machado, etc. But, in terms of truth, I would call it "The Best Poem About the Truth of Salvation". I know, it doesn't have the catchy ring of its current title. Anyway, here it is. Enjoy!

The Best Poem In the World

I was shocked, confused, bewildered

as I entered Heaven's door,

Not by the beauty of it all,

by 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, 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's everyone so quiet,

so somber? Give me a clue."

"Hush, child," said He "They're all in shock.

No one thought they'd see you."

P.S. Here's The Plan of Salvation if you seek to begin a relationship with God through Jesus Christ His Son.

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