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  • v IMAVISION
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


    '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 once 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!


    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

    2024 days ago
  • v IMAVISION
    emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless America & your July 4th! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2562 days ago
  • v no profile image GETLIFEBACK
    Thanks Danni! At first, I didn't realize you upload your photo by going to the right side of the page. Mine was blank too. Great photos! Yes, I have had it! There wasn't one moment of revelation. There were several.

    1. Looking bloated and heavy in photos.
    2. Not being able to buckle the ankle strap on my shoe.
    3. People treating me differently. Guys calling me their "Sister". Or, just
    being aloof or not interested.
    4. Not being able to manuever myself the way I did before.
    5. Looking and feeling "pregnant" when there is no baby in the works.

    Actually, I was never real skinny. I thought I was chubby as a teenager even though I never weighed more than 125 lbs. Would give anything to weigh that again!

    4067 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2009 3:10:32 PM
  • v no profile image GETLIFEBACK
    Are you going to upload your profile pic? You can do it by editing your page.
    4068 days ago
  • v no profile image GETLIFEBACK
    Hi Danni!

    Glad to meet you here on Sparkpeople! Like you , I have had it. Was never overweight as a child or teen. Rapidly gained weight in my 30's. Looking forward to a new and healthier life. I am here for any support you may need. Best to you....
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    4068 days ago
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