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The Old Man


      

I'M AN OLD MAN WHOSE LIFE HAS BEEN OVER FOR MANY LONG YEARS….
I'M HERE TO TELL YOU A STORY THAT MAY BRING SOME OF YOU TO TEARS……

YOU SEE, I LIVED IN A PLACE THAT WAS HARSH AND ROUGH….
TO MAKE IT THERE YOU HAD TO BE SMART… AND TOUGH……..

WE HEARD THAT A MAN WAS COMING TO THE VILLAGE WHERE I LIVED….
RUMOR HAD IT THAT HE NEVER TOOK, THAT ALL HE WANTED TO DO…. WAS GIVE……..

THE PEOPLE THAT SAW HIM WERE NEVER THE SAME….
THEIR LIVES WERE DIFFERENT, THEIR HEARTS WERE RE-ARRANGED.

HE WAS A GREAT TEACHER...HE SAID THAT DEATH WAS NOT THE END...
AND IF A PERSON BELIEVED IN HIM…. THEY WOULD NEVER TASTE OF DEATH….. BUT LIVE AGAIN………..

TO START A BRAND NEW LIFE IN A PLACE OF GREAT JOY……
WHERE AN OLD MAN LIKE ME… COULD BE A STRONG AND HEALTHY YOUNG BOY….

THE COLORS THERE HAVE NEVER BEFORE BEEN SEEN,
AND LIFE IS AN ETERNAL, WONDERFUL DREAM...

A CRYSTAL RIVER FLOWS THROUGH THIS PLACE…
AND THE WATER THERE IS COOL, AND SWEET TO THE TASTE...

AND FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT BELIEVED IN HIM,
A HOUSE WAS BUILT IN HEAVEN, JUST FOR THEM.....

NOT JUST A HOUSE, BUT A MANSION SO FINE…. THAT NONE HAS EVER BEEN BETTER…..
EVEN AFTER ALL THIS OF THIS TIME.

AND FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT MADE HIM THEIR KING...
THEY WOULD AT LAST KNOW THE REASON FOR EVERYTHING……

FOR HIS KINGDOM WAS NOT BUILT BY HANDS…..
AND WE KNEW IT BEST…… AS THE PROMISED LAND…..

THE PLACE WHERE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS SWAY IN THE COOL AND GENTLE WIND…..  
AFTER EACH DAY PASSES…… YOU WANT TO LIVE IT AGAIN…..

THERE IS NO EVIL THERE, ONLY PEACE AND LOVE…
AND YOU GET TO SEE THE FACE OF THE LORD GOD ABOVE.....

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO USE IN THIS PLACE….
TO DESCRIBE THE BEAUTY YOU WILL SEE IN HIS FACE...

HE WILL WALK WITH YOU ALONG PATHS OF GOLD AND JADE...
AND EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW THE UNIVERSE WAS MADE…….

YOU CAN TAKE ALL OF THE TIME THAT YOU NEED…..
UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HE MADE THE VERY FIRST SEED…..

HOW DID HE MAKE A LIVING CELL? HOW WAS IT DONE?
AND FROM THAT FIRST CELL…… AN ENTIRE CREATION SPRUNG...

THIS MAN THAT WAS COMING SAID HE KNEW ALL THESE THINGS...
AND HOW THE ANGELS FIRST EARNED THEIR WINGS……

I KNEW THAT I HAD TO SEE THIS MAN...THE ONE WHO WOULD DO……
WHAT NO ONE ELSE ON EARTH COULD EVER DO...

THEY SAY THAT IF HE LOOKS YOUR WAY…..
AND YOUR EYES CATCH HIS, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY...

THAT YOU SAW THE GLORY, PEACE AND LOVE.....
THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM THE LORD GOD ABOVE……..

RUMOR SAYS THAT HE'S HEALED THE LAME...
AND ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS SPEAK HIS NAME...

I HAVE TO GET TO HIM THROUGH THE CROWDS...
I WANT TO SEE HIM SPEAK OUT LOUD...

I HAVE SEEN THE RELIGIOUS MEN OF OUR DAY...
I UNDERSTAND ALL THAT THEY HAVE TO SAY...

I KNOW THAT THEY ARE SMARTER THAN I AM…….
I AM JUST A POOR TAILOR, DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN...

BUT STILL I WONDER WHY CAN'T  THEY…….
MAKE CREATION SOUND SO EASY THAT WAY?

HE IS COMING TOMORROW; I HAVE TO GET SOME SLEEP.......
SO MAYBE AS THE SUN SETS…… I CAN TOUCH HIS FEET...

HE IS A DANGEROUS MAN SO THE HIGH PRIESTS SAY...
BUT I NEED TO SEE HIM ANYWAY.......

SO I LAY DOWN NOW ON MY BED OF STRAW...
AND DREAM OF SEEING WHAT THOSE OTHER PEOPLE SAW.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM, BUT I HAVE FAITH…..
THAT HE CAN LEAD OUR WORLD TO A BETTER PLACE...

IT IS MORNING NOW AND I GO TO WORK...
I TAKE OLD SACKS AND FROM THEM, I MAKE FINE SHIRTS...

THE SUN IS FADING NOW INTO A BRIGHT NEW MOON...
AND I KNOW THE MASTER IS COMING SOON...

IT IS LATE NOW AND THERE IS A VERY LARGE CROWD…..
I JUST HOPE THAT I CAN SEE HIM SPEAK OUT LOUD……

HERE HE COMES NOW, TO THE VILLAGE WHERE I LIVE…….
BUT WE ARE POOR PEOPLE….. WE HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE…….

HE STOPS WALKING NOW AND THE CROWD GATHERS NEAR…..
AND ALL THAT ARE CLOSE CAN PLAINLY HEAR…

THE VOICE OF A KIND AND GENTLE SOUL….
AS HE SPEAKS TO THEM OF RICHES UNTOLD……..

THE CROWD GROWS NEARER HOPING FOR A CHANCE TO LISTEN....
BUT I LOOKED INTO HIS EYES...AND THEY SEEMED TO GLISTEN...

THE LIGHT SHINED FROM HIS EYES WITH A BRILLIANCE UNTOLD...
AND I KNEW THE MASTER WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT SILVER OR GOLD……


HE SPOKE OF RICHES IN HEAVEN….. WHERE THEY WOULD ALWAYS STAY….
WAITING FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOWED HIS WAY….

JUST THEN, I SAW THE CROWD MOVE ASIDE.....
MOST WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY SAW, AS THEIR EYES OPENED WIDE……

I SAW A MAN RUNNING FAST FROM THE CROWD...
SCREAMING THE NAME OF JESUS OUT LOUD...

I RAN AFTER HIM,  HE RAN LIKE THE WIND …… AND NEVER GOT TIRED…..
I KNEW THAT I COULD NEVER CATCH HIM…. NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED…..

I SLOWED DOWN TO CATCH MY WIND.....
I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN...

AT MY VILLAGE, I STOPPED TO ASK...
IF ANYONE HAD SEEN A MAN RUN BY SO FAST.....

“THAT WAS THE CRIPPLED MAN" I HEARD SOMEONE SAY…….
"HE RAN HOME TO TELL HIS FAMILY….. WHAT JESUS DID FOR HIM TODAY……….

HE JUMPED OVER A THICK STONE WALL..
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME, ASK THE BLIND MAN...........HE SAW IT ALL”...


NOW THAT IS MY STORY I GUESS YOU CAN SAY,
 I SAW IT ALL, THAT VERY DAY...

YOU KNOW BY NOW THAT I COULDN'T HEAR…….
UNTIL THAT DAY WHEN JESUS CAME HERE...

BY: DANNY
NOVEMBER 20, 2011







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