THE BOOK


11Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.…

Revelation 20: 11-13

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When that Great Day comes, and You open all the books…

When You behold my deeds before you…will You give a long, sad look?

Will You see that I only thought of material things?

Like brand new cars, and diamond rings?

Or will You instead, be pleasantly surprised, that I kept the faith, and never compromised?

On those page, there before You, will you see Jesus was my heart’s desire?

Or, will the pages show I was a cheat and a liar?

Did I think of others?  Or, was I selfish, mean, and rude?

Was my behavior admirable?  Or, was I vicious…cruel…and lewd?

Did my heart go out to those, less fortunate than I?

Or did I find their plight annoying…and wish they’d all just die?

Will my thoughts prove pure before you?  Or will You find some hidden thing, that grew just like a cancer, ’till it consumed my very being?

Will I hang my head in shame, as You read my deeds aloud? …

Or will I see You smile, because I kept all I had vowed?

Will You show me to my mansion, and give to me a crown?

Or will You say, “Depart from me!”, and point Your finger down?

The choice…it still is mine!  For that day has not yet come.

I write life’s pages, day by day…I decide each day’s outcome!

By:  Anita Mondragon  January 2006

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