Be Ready

by Paul Mayes Jamar

2 Peter 2:10-14

Will we be ready when the day of the Lord comes?
As a thief in the night, the heavens shall pass away and the suns.

With a great never heard before noise it will melt in fervent heat,
the Earth will also follow, and its work burned up like wheat.

What manner of person shall we be on that day?
But holy in a relationship with God, not gone astray.

Looking forward to the day of the Lord’s coming
with a new Heaven and Earth, where righteousness is becoming.

To be found with God in peace, and blameless,
without spot as the Lamb of God is, shameless.

To be anxious to see the Lord’s return to us,
and receive a crown for looking forward to this.

Forever, we shall be with Jesus Christ
as a free gift of grace so reasonably priced.

Come Christians, rejoice in such wonderful news
of the world being set right by the King of the Jews.

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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