PAID IN FULL

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm May 19, 2006 @ 23:0 pm

After living what I felt was a “decent” life,
my time on earth came to an end
 
The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench
in a waiting room of what I thought to be
a court house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to come in
and have a seat by the defense table.

As I looked around I saw the “prosecutor.”
He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me.

He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney,
a kind and gentle looking man
whose appearance seemed so familiar to me,
I felt I knew Him.
 
The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full
flowing robes.

He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I
couldn’t take my eyes off of Him.

As He took His seat behind the bench,
He said, “Let us begin.”
The prosecutor rose and said,
“My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man
belongs in hell.”

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told,
things that I stole,
and In the past when I cheated others.

Satan told of other horrible Perversions that were once in my life
and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank.
 
I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t look at anyone,
even my own Attorney,
as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about.
 
As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me,
I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not Offering any form of defense at all.

I know I had been guilty of those things,
but I had done some good in my life
couldn’t that at least equal out part of the harm I’d done?

Satan finished with a fury and said,
“This man belongs in hell,
he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.”

When it was His turn,
My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench.

The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan,
and beckoned Him to come forward.

As He got up and started walking,
I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.

I realized why He seemed so familiar;
this was Jesus representing me,
my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge,
“Hi, Dad,”
and then He turned to address the court.

“Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned,
I won’t deny any of these allegations.

And, yes, the wage of sin is death,
and this man deserves to be punished.”

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed,
“However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior,
so he is Mine.”

My Lord continued with,
“His name is written in the Book of Life,
and no one can snatch him from Me.

Satan still does not understand yet.
This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.”
As Jesus sat down,
He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said,
“There is nothing else that needs to be done.”
“I’ve done it all.”

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down.
The following words bellowed from His lips..

“This man is free.”

The penalty for him has already been paid in full.
“Case dismissed.”

As my Lord led me away,
I could hear Satan ranting and raving,
“I won’t give up, I will win the next one.”
I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next,
“Have you ever lost a case?”

Christ lovingly smiled and said,
“Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you,

~Paid In Full~

posted by tkm

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm March 5, 2006 @ 11:0 am

The most destructive habit………………………….Worry
The greatest Joy………………………………Giving
The greatest loss…………….Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work………………..Helping others
The ugliest personality trait…..Selfishness
The most endangered species………………Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource……..Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm”…………….Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome………..Fear
The most effective sleeping pill……………..Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease………………Excuses
The most powerful force in life………………Love
The most dangerous pariah……………A gossiper
The world’s most incredible computer………….The brain
The worst thing to be without…. …………Hope
The deadliest weapon……………..The tongue
The two most power-filled words……………”I Can”
The greatest asset! ………………….Faith
The most worthless emotion……..Self-pity
The most beautiful attire………………………….SMILE!
The most prized possession………………… Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication…………Prayer
The most contagious spirit……………………..Enthusiasm

posted by tkm 3-5-06

I ASKED GOD

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm February 24, 2006 @ 23:0 pm

I ASKED GOD
 
I asked for a flower,
He gave me a garden.
 
I asked for a tree,
He gave me a forest.
 
I asked for a river,
He gave me an ocean.
 
I asked for a friend,
He gave me “YOU.”

posted by tkm 

FOOTPRINTS … A new version

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm February 12, 2006 @ 0:0 am

This new version of the “footprints” story really caught me off guard at the end… What a blessing JUST READ IT!

FOOTPRINTS…A New Version

Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together.
For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace.

But your footprints are a disorganized stream of
zigzags, Starts, Stops,
Turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but
Gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord’s,
soon paralleling His consistently.

You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens:

Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus’ are now walking precisely in His steps.

Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones,

you and Jesus are becoming one.

This goes on for many miles,
but gradually you notice another change.
The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether.

There is only one set of footprints.
They have become one.

This goes on for a long time,
but suddenly the second set of footprints is back.
This time it seems even worse!
Zigzags all over the place.
Stops.
Starts.
Gashes in the sand.
A variable mess of prints.

You are amazed and shocked.

Your dream ends.

Now you pray:

“Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits.

I was a new Christian;
I was just learning.

“But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.”

“That is correct.”

“And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours,
I was actually learning to walk in Your steps,
following You very closely.”

“Very good.

You have understood everything so far.”

When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.”

“Precisely.”

“So, Lord, was there a regression or something?

“The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first.”

There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.

“You didn’t know? It was then that we danced!”

posted by tkm