This Poem was submitted by Sherry, a member of SalvationFirst Ministries. She received it from a friend (Joan) by E-Mail. I first thought I might have to say that it could NOT be the BEST poem in the world... After reading it, I thought it has GOT to be ONE of the Best Poems I have read... Pastor Mark
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BEST POEM IN THE WORLD
I was shocked, confused, and a bit bewildered.
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty, the streets of gold,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks I saw 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?
You must've made a mistake."
"And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue."
"Hush, child," Christ said, "they're all in shock.
no one thought they'd be seeing you."
You are here to witness, NOT JUDGE!!
Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a mechanic.
Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
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