Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sentiments of Hope

twas' 11 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 quiet 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 Jesus' face.

and as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of 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 the 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 small child can.

and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."


My girlfriend Sandi sent this to me today.  I have no idea who the author is but I just knew that it had to be shared.  I believe.

40 comments:

Diane Wild said...

How beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Clover and Violet said...

I believe!!

Darlene D said...

Beautiful!

little acorns said...

Amen!. . . I believe too!

Jennie in GA said...

Thank you......what a sweet reminder of our Lord's love.

Lizzie said...

very sweet.

Lizzie said...

Could you please send me a copy of this poem. I would love to share it with friends. Thank you, Lizzie easwinney@csuchico.edu

Monica said...

That is AWESOME!!! Still crying! Thanks for sharing. God is still God and He is still on throne, even though my own kids (8, and 10)are asking, "Why does God let this stuff happen?"

Sue said...

I believe too. Beautiful.

Jesus..the Light of the world.

~Laurie~ said...

Beautiful - helps with the pain of the tragedy to know these babies and their protectors are in such a beautiful place with our Savior - safe forever. Thank you for posting this <3

Joan said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Joan said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Mary.

Loris said...

This is really a healing perspective. Thank you for sharing it. My prayers are continuous for the close at heart survivors. It is so hard to even comprehend the full brunt of their hurt.
Please God change all of us from within.

sunny said...

I saw this on Facebook a couple of days ago, and i cried then, too. Reading this helps the pain in my heart. Thanks so much for sharing.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Idem!

Anne said...

Love this!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Beautiful!...I am wiping the tears from my eyes and heart right now!

Thank you for sharing my sweet and dear friend!
Stefanie

Sandy D said...

Beautiful.

Rhonda said...

As I read this beautiful, heart wrenching poem, with tearing streaming down my face.....the last line hit me and drove home that truth. He is the Light.
Thank you for sharing it with your readers. A small bit more of healing and peace now live in my heart!!

Needled Mom said...

I received this earlier today too and was so touched by it. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Lurline said...

Yes, let's share!
Hugs - Lurline.

Rita said...

Beautiful.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. We have to believe in these words!

QuiltSue said...

Beautiful.

Kaaren said...

I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face.

I so hope and believe.

Shelley said...

Amen.

andsewon said...

and we all say..Amen.XO

Denise in PA said...

This is so beautiful - I have tears in my eyes right now. Thank you so much for sharing this.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I still can't read it all the way through without crying.

Cindy Sharp said...

Amen!

John'aLee said...

Wow! The only thing I've read that has brought comfort to my soul over this tragedy. I would love to share it on my blog if that is okay.
Thanks so much for sharing!

colleen Reardon said...

So much to look forward too!!! Beautiful....

colleen Reardon said...

So much to look forward too!!! Beautiful....

Ellie-Mae said...

I don't even? What? This didn't happen because of Jesus, this happened because of mental illness.

John'aLee said...

I found the author of this: Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolfe Pa.

Denise :) said...

Lovely share -- thank you! :)

Valerie Z said...

Beautiful and well spoken. I heard yesterday, while watching the Dr. Phil show, and before Dr. Phil and his wife read this poem, they gave credit to Cameo Smith of Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania,for re-writing this poem as a tribute to the lost lives. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Yup, read it on facebook and it is indeed written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

deb said...

Perfect. Thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry, Elle-Mae, you don't understand!