Sunday, June 5, 2011

Let It Not Be Said - A poem of sorts

Our preacher, Perry Johnson, examined what would be worse than going to Hell after we died.  The answer: taking someone with you (or causing someone to go).  That weighed on my heart pretty heavily.  After all, I happen to believe that after we pass on from this world, our spirit (or soul or whatever word you choose) passes to either Heaven or Hell.  I also happen to believe that the deciding factor into which place one ends up is based on the belief that God sent His son, Jesus, to the earth in order to teach and lead us to Heaven, then die on the cross and rise again.  Jesus, and God through Him, also made it clear that those "playing church" were an abomination to God and Heaven.  I have a lot of friends and family on many of the social networks I hang out on, and I never want it said that I did not tell them about the way to Heaven.

Oh, I know a lot of my friends and family are not believers and will most likely never be.  But, if there is something I say that happens to cause even one to stop and think, maybe even reach the same conclusion, then posting this and sharing my belief is worth it.  I am not one to force my beliefs on anyone.  In fact, I have quite a bit of enough "well-rounded education" to live by the creed: Question Everything.  Why question everything?  Because, only by examining various angles and aspects of anything anyone tells you, can you truly know what it is YOU believe and WHY you believe it.  No one should believe that Jesus is the way to Heaven just because I say so, or because they read "John 3:16" plastered all over the walls of the world.  By the same token, no one should suffer an eternity in Hell because *I* neglected the simple act of TELLING it.

That is where this "poem" comes into being.  Let it not be said that I never told my friends, family, friends-of-friends, or anyone else that happens upon this post, that I did not tell them about Jesus.  And, if you want to know more about what I believe and why, or you want to talk to someone who is much smarter than I am about these things, let me know and I'll pass along your info to my pastor or our youth minister.  Whether you agree or disagree, love me or hate me, if you've read this far, you cannot truthfully say that I never told you that believing in Jesus and His resurrection was the way to eternal Heaven.
"Let it not be said" - David Henderson

Let it not be said
From here on out
That I did not say
Or scream or shout
That the way to Heaven
Is an easy route.

Let it not be said
From this day forth
That I did not make
A stand of worth
That the way to Heaven
Is there from birth.

Let it not be said
Of my own blame
That I did not share
What is ours to claim
The way to Heaven
Is by Jesus' name.

Believe in your heart
That God loves you
And He sent His son
To show it true
And that His son died
And rose anew.

Though the way to Heaven is easy
The path is hard.
Salvation is not
An "easy life" card.
Troubles and triumphs lie in wait,
For even Jesus' hands are scarred.

Let it not be said
Of me in this life
That I did not tell
My friends, or family, or my wife
Of the way, the truth
Or of the Life.

(copyright 2011, David W Henderson. All rights reserved. Please contact me: for info, interviews, usage, etc)