Depression, end times, God, Hope, Jesus, Poetry, prayer

A Prayer Stop Poem: “Are You Ready?”

Are You Ready?

A Prayer Stop poem, author unknown.

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Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house,

Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not one ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap,
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering 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 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 a sound,
While all 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 I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear,
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There’s only one life and when comes the last call,
We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!

Please share this poem and may it spread all over the globe!

I’ve heard it’s been removed in a few places, but that’s not going to stop the Truth. God loves you, Jesus loves you, and if you do not know Him, now is the time to make that decision.
God bless everyone
Christmas, God, Holiday Spirit, Israel, Jesus, Personal Journey

The Birth of Jesus. Christmas.

It’s Christmas Eve.

 

This time of year we think of the birth of Jesus, & on Easter His Resurrection. Let us also think on His return. What a day that will be.

 

“Are You Ready?”

Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house,
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not one ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap,
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering 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 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 a sound,
While all 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 I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear,
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There’s only one life and when comes the last call,
We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!
(Author Unknown)

This song for everyone in closing.

“While You Were Sleeping”

Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you’re lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight, Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleepingOh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we’re sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we’re lying in the dark
There’s a shout heard ‘cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

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What Are People Really Looking For?

In looking over my Blog Stats for the past month, I’ve noticed a trend. More and more people are searching for the Prayer Stop Poem “Are You Ready?” with an unknown author.
This poem is about the second coming of Christ and is written in the point of view of someone living in a home where Jesus isn’t really given any thought or priority. Throughout the poem the concern for the soul grows as it reaches the climax when the speaker’s name is not found written in the Book of Life. He was told by Jesus that it wasn’t seen there.

The last part of the poem by the unknown author is this:

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear,
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There’s only one life and when comes the last call,
We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!

This poem gets up to nearly 20 views some days. Most of the days it is being viewed, no matter how small the number. I find this to be very interesting. This Poem post is viewed and sought after more than any other faith-related post on this blog. Perhaps more and more people are seeking Christ, curious to see what He’s all about and if there is true healing…even an eternal life? Is the world really in so much turmoil that the end is drawing near? Are we ready?

Read the poem HERE

I am very happy that this poem has spread around the globe via the internet. In today’s world you do not have to be able to travel abroad to share and spread the Gospel, or help other human beings in need. Today’s technology makes it all possible with just an internet connection, keyboard and mouse or whatever! At any given time, you can reach out and spread the Good News of The Bible, Jesus, and God’s Love for humanity, The Plan of Salvation. At any given time you can encourage those in need of support and prayer anywhere in the world. We are able to reach everyone and let them know that they are not alone. That is what I consider the greatest blessing of the online connection and blogging to be: To share our stories, relate to each other, offer hope to one another, compassion, prayer, and love.

Take me, for example. I am not financially thriving or successful in a career as I’d planned. However, I am blessed to be able to pay the cable/internet bill and have 24/7 online access to the rest of the world. Because of this single blessing alone, I am able to read the stories of others whom I can relate to. I have been enlightened and encouraged by various websites with positive information and support. So I took my blessing and I’m doing my best to extend it in the work of my positive and encouraging words to everyone else. Let the blessing pass on. I have a mood disorder and not every day is good. There are posts in the archives of Cagednomore.org  that are totally inconsistent with the goal of a positive themed blog. We’re all human, but its our efforts to keep on keeping on that make us.

You can make a difference from where you are right now. You don’t have to wait until you graduate or until you complete something, anything. Nothing is stopping you right now from reaching out into the world to offer your talent, your blessing to others who need to hear from you. Don’t get discouraged. You are special in your own way. 😉

Amanda