Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

11 Days before Christmas

I received this in an email this morning and just had to share it with you.  I don't know who wrote it but it is beautiful.  Continuing to send prayers for all in Newtown, CT. ~ Barb

Glory be to God

  This was eleven 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 quite 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 His face
                And as if He could read all the questions she had
                He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of your 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 his 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 child can
                And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight
                "In the midst of this darkness....I AM STILL THE LIGHT." 



Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've received this email, too. Hard to read. Such a sad situation.

Deanna said...

Oh my, such beauty in this, thank you for sharing.

E. said...

so meaningful. if you still have the email with you please share it with me. thanks. ( :

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful the poem.

It was sad to read of course but then so reasuring

for the wee children. The parents and the Grandparents and the list goes on.

Home with the Heavenly Father.

He is the light.

renae said...

Barb! wow! rejoices my aching heart. thank you.

Beth said...

So moving!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Barbara, very moving!

Pride In Photos Beauty said...

Barb that was beautiful!! So glad you shared this.
Laurie @ Pride in photos

Nancy said...

Powerful and beautiful. Very touching. Thank you for sharing. His light still shines bright in the darkness.

Sally in WA said...

I received it too. Thanks for sharing it for others.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I wish everyone would read this...maybe more hearts would be turned to Jesus. Faith is the only thing that gets me through tough times. I don't know how people choose to live without God.

A Colorful World said...

This has me crying! So beautiful! So perfect!

Anonymous said...

God bless the author & you for sharing it... I cried my eyes out reading it, but I'm so glad I saw it. =)