Twas The Night Jesus Came

’Twas the Night Jesus Came
’Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house, Not a person was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care, Not thinking that Jesus would soon be there.
The children were undressing to crawl into bed Not once ever kneeling or bowing their head, And mom in her rocker with babe on her lap Was watching the late show while I took a nap. When out of the house there came such a motion I got up to see just what was the commotion.
I opened the door in a minute to see, Unhooked the storm door and — it amazed me!
When what to my frightening eyes should appear, But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray, I knew in a moment this must be The Day!
The light of His face made me cover my head, It was Jesus! Returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand, Was written the name of every saved woman and man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name, When He said, “It’s not here” my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love, He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without sound, While all of the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late, I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight, Oh, if only we had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear, The coming of Jesus, is soon drawing near. There’s only one life and when comes the last call, We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!
– Judith C. Berry
June 2000
Submitted by Mike and Harriet Vaughn

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