FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST

Surely, you know that God loves you,

That He has gone to prepare

A place for you, to grace your soul!

Nothing below to compare!

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What down here can be comparable

To the future that John saw?

Through Jesus’ description of Heaven (*)

Could Paul then ask for more?

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His vision, “unlawful to utter,”

Think inexpressible!

Nothing existing on this earth

To be near comparable! (**)

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Love for each other, the Christian way,

Often imperfect at best.

That in heaven will be made perfect!

Completely, no contest!

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God’s creation exalted themselves,

Lucifer, with a host.

Of the once Heavenly Beings

Condemned to forever roast!

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Disobedience, pride, how is it now?

Is this not the way we see?

Contamination!  Devil’s seed is sown!

Immortality!

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Ringside, beating each other senseless,

Women displaying flesh.

Wars, wealth, wasting away!

Sounds too much like death!

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Promise of life found in Jesus’ words,

“I have come that you may have life!

And have life more abundantly!”

No more ceaseless strife!

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Replacing strife, the promise is life!

Abundant, complete, free!

Just how can any express this now?

God promised!  Cannot you see?

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It is better than stagnation, this hope,

Hope that keeps us pure.

Growing old gracefully, whatever

God’s promise secure!

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“For me to live is Christ,” Paul said,

“And to die is gain.” (***)

No reference, of course, to suicide

That continues endless pain.

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God has something better for those who

Acknowledge life’s storms.

Adam’s punishment then brings joy

And peace eternal adorns!

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(*)  John 14:1-4

(**)  2 Corinthians 12:1

(***)  Philippians 1:21

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Sam Cox  07.28.09

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