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Topic: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (01/23/20)
TITLE: Beyond Eternity
By David Butler
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His time had come, but bravely stood before the lion’s jaw.
There is a special door in Heav’n reserved for only he
Who will lay down his life to live beyond Eternity.
The hungry flames they licked around the faithful preacher’s feet
While jeering crowds cried “Heretic!” before the bishop’s seat.
But seeds were sown, the Word found root in some who came to see.
And only God knows whom he meets beyond Eternity.
“Today we are too civilized”, or so the papers say!
Barbaric deeds shed Christian blood in many lands this day.
But though injustice is ignored, the murderers run free,
Great shall be these saints’ reward beyond Eternity.
I doubt that I shall face the lion or perish at the stake,
But every day I still must die to self for Jesus’ sake.
It’s not a martyr’s sacrifice, so small it seems to be,
But God He will reward it still beyond Eternity.
“Why do the righteous suffer?” wept the anguished patriarch.
It echoes through the ages still whene’er the days are dark.
“God, why am I forsaken?” was the cry from Calv’ry’s tree.
Our human eyes can little see beyond Eternity.
For tragedy and loss prevails wherever man may go
For evil choices lay the ground where evil it shall grow.
And death will follow in its wake, its consequence shall be,
But those who love Him shall be free beyond Eternity.
For tragedy strikes good and bad, both poor and rich will pass.
At times we flounder in the dark, the heavens seem as brass.
Our little minds are blinded still to many a mystery,
But all shall be made clear again beyond Eternity.
So heavy are our sorrows here, the grief, the bitter pain.
The vale of tears we struggle through, our labours seem so vain.
But greater far the weight of glory we yet cannot see
When ev’ry tear is wiped away beyond Eternity.
My pastor faithf’lly fed his flock, shed many tears in prayer,
But cancer claimed him in the end, his death was hard to bear.
A friend is gone before his time, good husband, father he;
But we shall join him in the end beyond Eternity.
And who can know a mother’s grief? Her son has breathed his last.
Her constant care had never ceased though twenty years have passed.
His child-like mind at last can grow, his limbs from pain are free.
He dances now before the Lord beyond Eternity.
But God Himself came down to earth to bring us back to Him,
To bring us hope, to save us from a future dark and grim.
But we refused the Lord of Life to serve “Almighty Me”.
We crucified the Man Who came beyond Eternity.
But death itself was overcome; He rose up from the grave!
Now whosoever will may come, their soul Our God will save.
To live for Self brings naught but death. So where, then, can we flee?
‘Tis only Christ Who is the Door into Eternity.
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