JOY FREE POEM
to be rescued in hope
For a life after we close our eyes
And leave this world of our family
Moving behind the veil of no return.
Oh, I would like to part the cloth
Of that hanging veil that separates
Me from my loved ones who died,
Just a peak is all I want
But first I must find this invisible
Yes, transparent veil way to what?
Atheists say it leads to dried bones
In a six foot hole in the cemetery.
say they are not sure but hope,
Hope that there is a God who cares
And will at least not send
Down to the hell Christians talk about.
Then there are the committed Christians
Who walk around in joy proclaiming,
That Jesus will take them to Heaven
To live a wonderful life of bliss.
Oh my educators say there is no God,
Be not wasted,
living a hope after death,
Then there are the timid God believers
Who say I hope God will save
Then there are the good persons
Who say look at my charity and love,
I have not professed Jesus
But if He is real, He will forgive me.
Let me tell you all
of a help for you
In this matter that will guide you,
It happened yesterday when in study
I read the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 20.
Here we have the Sadducees
were a group in the Jewish world
Trying to trap Jesus as he taught in the temple
Here are Jesus'
words about resurrection.
20:27-40 Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 28 saying: "Teacher,
Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his
wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without
children. 30 And the second took her as wife, and he died childless. 31 Then the third took her, and in like manner the
seven also; and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose
wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife." 34 Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age
marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead,
neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God,
being sons of the resurrection. 37 But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called
the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' 38 For He is not the God of the dead but of the living,
for all live to Him." NKJV
Jesus said that those counted worthy
of the resurrection
For they are equal to the angels
And never die again but are living.
Oh God who are these special ones
You call the persons of the resurrection.
must mean Jesus' resurrection from death
Is also for those who believe and follow you.
what an assurance for Jesus followers
Found in the words of Jesus Himself
For Jesus was
the Son of God in human form
Who came to save and resurrect us.
From this it is not hard
That because there is a blissful Heaven,
There must also be a place for those
Known as a real place called Hell.
If your are not a follower of Jesus,
Change your life to follow Jesus,
Ask for forgiveness and his mercy
a son of the resurrection.
Poem by Frank E. Henrich Christmas day 2010