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Topic: Reward (09/27/04)

TITLE: Treasure in Heaven
By Marcell Billinghurst
09/28/04

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Treasure In Heaven

Set not your heart on the things of earth,
No lasting results may be found.
Riches compiled from our time of birth,
Will only serve to confound.

The rewards of our labor on earth, received,
To provide for those lives we share,
May bring results that don’t seem to last
Because we’re too blind to care.

The more we gain, the more we want,
For a style of life we enjoy.
An endless treadmill of trying to keep up,
Brings fears, our peace to destroy.

Though we enjoy these treasures on earth,
In death they are taken away.
They cannot be taken to heaven with us,
For others will gain that day.

Store up for yourself, treasures in heaven,
Where moths and rust can’t destroy.
Thieves won’t break and steal the lot,
Neither stress and strain can employ.

Delight yourself in God’s own love,
Share the gospel news with others.
Show them the way to heaven above,
And they’ll become sisters, or brothers.

Serving others becomes a priceless gift,
When we become heirs of the king.
Though we may die, we will rise again.
Eternal life with our Lord, we’ll win.

As we enter heaven, that triumphant day,
A blessing from our Father will come.
As He opens the door and welcomes us in.
We will hear him say “Well Done.”

By Marcell Billinghurst


Member Comments
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Kenny Paul Clarkson10/04/04
And your poem is well done; excellent thought crafted into fine prose.
Teresa Lee Rainey10/04/04
What an awsome treasure that will be... to hear him say "Well done". Good job!
Corinne Smelker 10/04/04
As usual an entry par excellence!

Well done!
Lynda Lee Schab 10/04/04
Good job, Marcell! I truly enjoyed the flow of this poem, as well as the wonderful message.
Blessings, Lynda
John Hunt10/04/04
Wonderful poem!
Matthew 6:19,20 is one of my favorite Scripture references, and you wove it into your prose so masterfully and beautifully.
Nicely done!
Lucian Thompson10/04/04
And I say, “well done!” Great poem!
Angie Schulte10/05/04
This was a very beautiful peice of poetry. Very well written and had many truths within it. Thank you for sharing...Angie
Mitzi Busby10/07/04
Marcell, I enjoyed your poem. Very good job!
L.M. Lee10/08/04
a "ditto" for all the above comments!
Rose Gingerich10/10/04
Marcell, I loved your poem! It has good rhythm and rhyme throughout. What greater reward than to hear the Father say "Well done, come in"
Now I say, Well done!
Blessings, Rose