A Step to Paradise

by Paul Mayes Jamar

Isaiah 53:6-7

All of us, like sheep, have wandered off in sin,
We have gone astray in our own way.

To the extent that all our iniquity was laid on Him,
As He died to free us of our errors, all of them.

Jesus was afflicted and did not open His mouth, and cry foul,
As a lamb led to the slaughter, He took His last bow.

And faced death’s punishment for every sinner,
Yet many ignore Him, and forget He was a winner.

On the third day, Jesus arose as all time froze,
And death lost its sting for Christians as it goes.

For we now have hope of eternal life to come,
As death is just a step to Paradise with God’s Son.

The greatest event in human history escapes the lost,
Who look away from hell and do not consider the cost.

All it takes is to be humble, and ask Jesus to save you,
And make Him your Master, and in Heaven your due.

Paul Mayes Jamar was born in Brownwood, Texas in March 1955. He spent most of his life in Texas, just within the last twenty years he moved to Missouri. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mr. Jamar was a third generation radio broadcaster owning several stations in the Austin, Texas area. He has written four books of Christian poetry. He hopes to get published soon. He has been published in Highland Park Poetry’s website with his poem, “Bluebonnet Sonnet,” and “Sunrise,” and in their book on Shoes, with His poem, “Shoe Holes.” Also soon to be in Central Texas Writers Society’s Anthology on Nature with his poem, “The Big Red Ant.” Mr. Jamar lives with his wife Cynthia Jamar, and has three children living elsewhere.

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