Friday, January 15, 2021

What If, After All The Laughter...

No laughing matter if...

What if, after all the laughter...

all the flowers that we held...

What if after all the laughter, 
All the flowers that we held 
We have nothing left that matters 
When our fleeting frame is felled 

What if, after so much pardoned 
After precious mem’ries made 
We depart with heart still hardened 
Never trusted, never prayed 

What if, after we have tasted 
Mercy-upon-mercy poured 
We have ultimately wasted 
The Gift that we just ignored 
(The Gift offered by the Lord)

What if we are not forgiven 
What if we never receive 
The inheritance of Heaven 
Because we did not believe 

What if, after all the laughter
And tears, as time took its toll
We did not yield to the Author
Of Salvation for the soul

© Janet Martin 

Every so often I listen to this powerful song...

Almost Persuaded- Josh Turner

....and often I weep for cold shoulders turned away
from The Gift

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--
and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--

Mark 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; 
but he that believeth not shall be damned.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, 
he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins 
and purify us from all unrighteousness.

John 3:16
for God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten son
that whosoever believes in Him
will not perish but have everlasting life

Why does it matter so much if our name is not written
in the Book of Life??

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. 
The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 
12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. 
The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, 
and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, 
and each person was judged according to what they had done. 
14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. 
The lake of fire is the second death. 
15Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life 
was thrown into the lake of fire.

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