JUDAS

 

Judus one of the twelve;
Let satan in him dwell.
“He was the son of perdition”,
which meant unsaved was his condition.
Jesus knew from the start;
that Judus would not change his heart.
He was a thief,
And often some of the disciple’s money he’d keep.
Thirty pieces of sliver the priest paid,
For that Jesus he betrayed.
After realizing that he made a mistake,
The money back he tried to take.
Instead of helping him be redeemed of his sins,
The priest turned their backs on him.
Jesus would have set him free,
But instead Judus hung himself from a tree.
And to the ground he fell and burst.
What a tragic way to die,
But still on Jesus’s name he did not cry.

                    –Debbie Gladwell—                        April 25, 2007
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Jesus and Things

A young child riddled with cancer lies in bed; fear of the unknown written across his face.  His mothers asks; “What’s on your mind hon?”  He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A young man waits to be deployed to war; as he sits and ponders lost in thought.  His wife asks; “What’s on your mind hon?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A young wife finds she is with child.  The wonder of new life and love fills her with joy.  Her husband asks; “What’s on your mind hon?” She replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 A father concerned with the direction his child’s life is heading.  His soul cries as he prays.  His child sees his heartache and with a repenting heart asks; “What’s on your mind dad?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 An elderly woman faces death; as she thinks back over her life and the family she raised.  Her husband asks: “What’s on your mind hon?” She replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

A young man of God burdened for his congregation kneels at the altar.  Tears fill his eyes and God asks; “What’s on your mind son?” He replies “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

 As I sat by father’s hospital bed in the middle of the night I pondered his words when I asked him what was on his mind and he answered; “Jesus and things, Jesus and things.”

                                        –Deborah L. Gladwell—

                                                     04/14/2013