The Lord gave me this poem as I was meditating on the condition of the unbelieving world and our responsibility to reach them with the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray it will minister to your heart.
Multitudes lost and hopeless,
I can hear their cry.
Though their lives be godless,
I can’t just let them die.
The Lord gave me this poem around Christmas a few years ago. I have thought of it often, but have never shared it until today. I pray that it brings joy to your heart and praise to God.
O the chasm That grace did span
when our great God became a man!
Angels did herald the glorious birth
That gave my soul salvation’s mirth.
True joy and peace dwelt within (more…)
O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.
I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.
I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown
And for the present cross.
I thank Thee for both wings of love
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
Me, trembling, to Thy breast.
I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace
Which nothing can destroy.
– Christian Victory
Death is difficult for people to face for themselves and for loved ones. Thankfully, Christians face death with a much different attitude than unbelievers. Christians see death as a doorway to Heaven.
Although we do not like the process of death, we do not fear death itself. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Cor. 5:8 We have a desire to go to Heaven and a desire to be here for our loved ones and the work God has called us to do. Phil. 1:21-24 In other words, we do not fear death, but are not hoping to die today!
The fear of death is a powerful and enslaving menace. Jesus Christ destroyed the power of death through His own death, burial, and resurrection. We no longer need to fear death! Hebrews 2:14-15
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55–57
If you fear death, believe the Gospel today and you have no reason to fear!
Why should I be afraid?
It is not death to die,
‘Tis but a step to glory
And a mansion in the sky.
How can I be afraid?
The Lord is with me still,
And Loves me as He did that day
He died upon the hill.
Afraid? Of what? No night’s so dark
It can His glory dim!
Afraid? Oh no! Though Jordan roar,
I cross, dry shod, with Him.
This is a great poem for funerals and people struggling with the loss of a loved one. Thank God that we know loved ones that believe in Jesus Christ are with the Lord in Heaven. No more pain. No more problems. They are truly in a better place! Revelation 21:3-4
Miss Me, But Let Me Go!
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss Me, but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss Me, but let me go!