Thursday, April 18, 2013

There Is a Place

I recently finished the book Heaven Is for Real, the story of a 4 year-old boy's visit to heaven.  It was such an encouragement.  You can read more about it at heavenisforreal.net if you'd like.  I wrote this poem about heaven:

There Is a Place

this world is full of striving and struggle
but there is a place
the world heaves with heartache
but there is a place
this world is worn by fighting and war
but there is a place
this world is tossed and weary
harassed and helpless
but there is a place
in this world you will have trouble, He said
but take heart
I have overcome
in this world you will have tribulation
but look up
I give you joy
in this world you will be persecuted and hated
but look beyond
I go to prepare a place
in this world you may have heaviness
but gaze out at the night sky
look up at the sliver of the moon
look out across fields of wheat
and let your eyes stretch out across horizons
because somewhere, far beyond the sky
I am there
preparing for you a room in heaven
where sorrow will be no more
where no one will grow old
where never you’ll meet a stranger
and everything broken will be restored
no more sighing
pain
fear
torment
no more crying there
there will be no night
look up my friends, and take heart
there is a place

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”.”
John 16:33

2 comments:

  1. And we can't wait to be in that place!!! :D

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