Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One Christmas Jesus Returns

Therefore, keep watch, you know not the day nor the hour.”

It's JESUS returned to finish my Faith!”



T'was the Night of the Rapture,
And all through the Land,
Not a creature was praying,
Nor lifting a hand.

The Bible was laid on the shelf with due care,
Not a thought the KING would ever come near.
The children undressed to slip into bed,
No one kneeled in prayer or bowed his head.

Then from the East there rose such a sound,
I sprang from my bed to peer all around.
I blinked my eyes to see light so bright
And sought the Spirit to give me sight.

As there to my wondering eyes did appear,
A Host of Angels proclaiming, "He's here!"
With lights like the sun in brilliant array,
I knew in a moment, it must be the Day!

The sheen of his Person made me cover my face,
It's JESUS returned to finish my Faith!
Although I possessed human wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw him in spite of myself.

The Water, the Blood, and the Spirit agree,
They witness to him through all Eternity.
With the Gift of Love, his Death, and his Grace,
He brought white garments for the whole human race.

In the Book of Life, which was held in his hand,
Was written the choice of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as he sought each Name.
When he said, "It's not here!" eyes hung in shame.

Each person whose Name was written in Love,
He gathered to him enthroned up above!
With these on the list, he rose with great sound,
While those without faith were sadly uncrowned.

Some raised their hands, but timed too late,
They had lived in fear and sealed their fate.
Most just watched as he rose out of sight,
If only they'd waited for this night.

In the words of the Book, the meaning is clear,
The Coming of JESUS is drawing still near.
We've only one life when the KING comes to call,
We'll find his Word Truth, after all!

Bill Hunt c. 2008

Christmas Blessings to You!
‘The LORD* will bless you and He will keep you. 
The LORD* will make His face to shine upon you 
and He will be gracious to you. 
The LORD* will lift His countenance to you 
and He will establish Shalom for you" 
(Num 6:24-26 One New Man Bible).

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Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Bill! I know that God must enjoy the creative gift He's instilled within you as much as we do.
Have a beautiful, Spirit-filled Christmas!

BILL said...

Thank you most graciously. May you have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas. The Lord prosper you in every thing you do.
In Jesus,

Ashley Ormon said...

Bill, this poem is absolutely amazing! I am so glad I read this. You truly are a poet--a gifted one at that.

Your message rings so true. I am sure when the day of our Lord comes back, it will still be true unfortunately. I just pray all of us will be ready.

None-the-less, I love your work. And beautiful, beautiful rhyme scheme! God bless.

BILL said...

A Dear and Marvelous Christmas to you. May God bless you so much. And thank you for your very encouraging words.
In Jesus,

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Bill!!

I have been thinking of you, Bill.
I come here this day to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, and to your loved ones.
I realize that I see this gorgeous gift of poetical talent you are sharing with the world.
Oh!! Thank you so much, poet Bill for sharing your talents with us!! It's indeed a beautiful poem and so well executed. The rhyming couplets are soothing the reader's eyes as they go...
I hope you continue writing poetry for Christ. Happy Holidays to you, Bill & your loved ones!!
Best Regards,
Poet Starry Dawn.