Monday, March 2, 2009

The Amazing Grace of God

Heavens Gateway by Linda Braucht
Heavens Gateway

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights, or it's 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 sat the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money!...Twice.
Portrait of a Teenage Boy Sitting and Wearing Inline Skates
Portrait of a Teenage Boy Sitting and Wearing Inline Skates

Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Old Man with Red Star, Cuba by Jan Halaska
Old Man with Red Star, Cuba

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 have made a mistake."

And why's 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!

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Mike Golch said...

this is a great posting.I have a lighthouse for you on my site.I think you will love it.

Saija said...

i have always loved this poem !!! speaks volumes about our hearts, doesn't it!

blessings on ya!

Cathy said...

lol, Mimi, that is really cute.

Lille meg said...

A great post! Gods grace are just amazing! And this is our salvation!
Thank you for sharing!