Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Friend

Just finished reading One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven by Mark Cahill and this poem really hit me.

My Friend

My friend, I stand in judgment now,
And feel that you’re to blame somehow.
On Earth I walked with you day by day,
And never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim;
You could have led me safe to Him.

Though we lived together here on Earth,
You never told me of the second birth.
And now I stand this day condemned,
Because you failed to mention Him.

You taught me many things, that’s true,
I called you “friend” and trusted you.
But I learn now that it’s too late,
And you could have kept me from this fate.

We walked by day and talked by night,
And yet you showed me not the light,
You let me live, and love, and die,
You knew I’d never live on high.

Yes, I called you “friend” in life,
And trusted you through joy and strife.
And, yet, on coming to this dreadful end,
I cannot, now, call you my “ friend.”

2 comments:

Clover said...

um wow.
well meaning sentiments and intention in that poem...
but some very bad theology!

~lynne

Adam said...

Bad theology but I posted it as it was a nice reminder poem trying to encourage people to be bold in sharing with non-believers, the point of the book. Thanks for your honest Lynne it is appreciated.