Monday, December 22, 2008

Twas The Night Before Jesus Came

Dear Ones, just wanted you to read this poem with a message so important! At this time of year we're about to celebrate Jesus' first coming to this earth, but there will be a second coming. My heart is fixed and I pray yours is too. Blessings, my Sweet One.
Oh, if you want to see my Blue Monday post, just look at my Saturday's post. I've been a few bubbles off! lol
'Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be The Day!
The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "It's not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound
While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and this sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!
copyright © 1993 Bethany Farms, Carrollton, IL

41 comments:

  1. Shelia this is beautiful. A first for me to read. Thank you for posting it.

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  2. Well, I've been a "few flakes" off myself, texas chick!! Howeverrrrrrr, I think I'm almost back to normal. ;-) Yeowwww, this could be ugly before it gets pretty! Hahhhhh,
    Smooches,
    Connie
    Merry Christmas

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  3. Hi Shelia,
    I love this poem! I've gotten it a few times through email and it always is a good read for me!

    Thanks for posting!

    Diane

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  4. Oh Sheila, this is just beautiful. We all get a little out of whack this time of year don't we? lol. The fudge was a huge hit along with all the other goodies. Needless to say, there weren't alot of leftovers. :-( . guess that means I'll be doing some more this week. The grandson is here and he'll have a ball helping..
    Happy Holidays my friend,
    hugs ~lynne~

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  5. Good Morning Shelia
    Thank you for this lovely poem...I haven't seen this before but it is one to read, reflect and remember...

    I did read your Blue Monday post on Saturday..*hugs*. Lovely. I know sometimes life is that way. I love your big tree that must be it you were sooooo excited to have it. The angel is beautiful.

    Have a beautiful day Shelia..*Hugs*
    Judi

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  6. Good morning Shelia, I love this poem too. Thank you for posting it. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  7. Good Morning sweet Shelia... Wow did that poem ever give me the goosebumps... It was a great one and thanks for posting it... Don't you worry about being a few bubbles off... I think everyone at this time of year and then you add redecorating on top of that... WOW that would make anyone off kilter... Have a FUNTASIC Day!!!Love you

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  8. Thanks for sharing this poem...it's beautiful

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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  9. Shelia, another great reminder of the reason for the season!

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  10. This is soooo pretty, I never tire of hearing it...or reading it!!

    ~Christmas Blessings,
    Jan

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  11. That is so beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

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  12. OH SHEILA THIS IS SO LOVELY AND COULD BE SO PITIFULLY TRUE.
    I GUESS IT'S THE SEASON,NIGHT BEFORE LAST I DREAMT OF CHRIST 2ND COMING.IT'S MY 2ND TIME IN MY LIFE TO DREAM THIS.IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.IT WON'T BE LONG I FEEL WHEN HE COMES BACK AND IT WON'T BE MY DREAM...ANN

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  13. I love this one.

    Hey, Shelia, come link in so that other Blue Mondays will find you.

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  14. Dear Shelia this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much!

    I'm sort of flying through blogland today. I loved your Blue Monday post!

    Merry Christmas!

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  15. Such a beautiful poem, and it serves us well to remind us of what Christmas is truly about.

    Justiney :o )

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  16. How very lovely. Thank you so very much for this poem and important reminder, dear Shelia!!

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  17. Shelia, this is so special. And, you are so special for sharing it with us.

    Happy Holidays!

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  18. I was thinking of your adventures in flooring while reading the neat poem and it made me feel a little Grinchy as I have been going around muttering, "Nothing easy, everything complicated" but the poem made me stop and think and take a deep breath. thank you.
    Roberta Anne

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  19. Beautiful poem...thanks for sharing it with us!

    Good to reminded!!

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  20. Hi precious wonderful blue She-lady!

    I love this blueness in this poem, and I love the poem itself! I also loved your blue post on Saturday! :-) I just love YOU! :-)

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  21. I love the poem you offered today. There is little doubt that the world needs to sit up and take notice before it is too late.

    I may not have a chance before Thursday so I'll take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas. May the new year bring you all the things that you don't even know you need and everything you desire. I'll keep praying that we don't ever have another hurricane like Ike.

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  22. Thank you, Sweet Glenda! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Blessings,
    Shelia :)

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  23. Hello dear Sheila, Your blue post today was so moving. (should I say your second Blue Monday post) Smiling! I say post as many as you want and on any day you want. Your posts are all good.

    The poem was so meaningful. We all need to read this and remember all we have to do is ask forgiveness and believe. So simple but so hard for some people. I wish everyone could read this.

    Christmas love to you and your family...Jeanne

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  24. Hi Sheila-What a great poem you shared with us!!! Thank you for sharing that! Dana

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  25. I posted this same poem in my regular blog:
    http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/twas-night-before-jesus-came.html

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  26. hello~i found you thru the blue monday postings...oh this is just grand...thank your for sharing it...what a joy!

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  27. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post! You have touched my heart today!
    Lynn

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  28. Merry Christmas sweet Sheila! Thanks for being such a faithful commenter on my blog. I appreciate it more than you know!! Sally

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  29. Hi Sheila. Just to let you know I removed your last name. Please stop by my blog I posed and apologized for the mistake I made, I hope nothing bad happens because of that.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  30. Beautiful, Shelia.

    I want to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and joy!
    XO,
    Kathy

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  31. Glorious!! I love this..never heard it before. Thanks for sharing it with us. So nice to meet you through Blue Monday!

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  32. Hi Shelia...I'm sending you big old bushel baskets full of hugs & love 'cuz you spread so much joy everyday in Blogland...♥ Bo

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  33. Love the poem Shelia! I'd never heard it before either. Vanna

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  34. I think at this time of year we are all a few bubbles off (lol) NOt to worry you are not alone!! I will stand by your side every step of the way;) French xoxoxo

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  35. Hi Sheila, It's been several years since I heard this poem. Thanks for sharing it! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  36. Hi Sheila, this is the first time I have heard this poem. Wow, it is very nice and it makes you think of your own life and ask yourself the question, am I living the way I should to be on that list? I hope I am.
    Merry Christmas
    Love, Ann

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  37. Loved this Sheila . I hope everyones heart is fixed .

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  38. Oh I just love this! Merry Christmas to you! Deb

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  39. Beautiful poem and a great reminder to us all.

    I hope you and your family have a truly blessed and wonderful Christmas. Eat too much, drink too much and laugh too much!! Take Care

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