Beautiful Heaven like picture.

Folks In Heaven

          I was shocked, confused, bewildered
          as I entered Heaven's door,
          not by the beauty of it all,
          not by the lights or decor,

          But it was the folks in Heaven
          who made me sputter and gasp--
          the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
          the alcoholics, the trash.

          There stood the kid from seventh grade
          who swiped my lunch money twice.
          Next to him was my old neighbor
          who never said anything nice.

          Uncle Bill, who I always thought
          was rotting away in hell,
          was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
          looking incredibly well.

          I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
          I would love to hear Your take.
          How'd all these sinners get up here?
          God must've made a mistake.

          And why's everyone so quiet,
          so somber? Give me a clue."
          "Hush, child," said He. "They're all in shock.
          No one thought they'd see you."

~ J. Taylor Ludwig ~
Copyright © 2004
(TXu 1-681-138)

[ by: J. Taylor Ludwig, Copyright © 2004 -- {used with permission} ]


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