Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation! I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
Post Script: I know that we are all horrified at the recent murder of so many innocent children. Some may point up to heaven and blame God. But Jesus the Lord is comforting them now.
The rulers of this world right now are Satan, Man and Sin. And we all suffer from it, Christians as much as anyone else. — But Jesus promises that when children die they go to be with him. And so do the rest of us if we trust in God and always seek to live as he wants us to: Loving and being kind to others. — So when we lose dear ones, like these children, we are assured and promised that when we also leave this temporary body that we shall join the loved ones we lost.
God also promises that he will come in a glorified body and rule this earth forever. He will transform our bodies into immortal bodies, without sin. There will be no more death or suffering or crying. — And the Holy Spirit has encouraged Christians that Christ’s return is coming very soon. –Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
I know that those children are with my God. And I know that the joy and bliss they know now erases all memory of what happened to them this week.
Thank you Jesus for this promise of resurrection, hope and comfort.