Family Reunion

by Jason Kirk Bartley

Grandpa said his last words, which were, 
“Meet me over there!”
He clung to my hand, while gasping for his last breath of air.
His eyes grew dim,
smile on his face.
He went to be with Jesus in a marvelous place.
He’d join grandma, and Dad, and everyone else,
up in that heavenly realm where the light never goes out.
Singing can be heard above all the shouts.
There the blind can see, the deaf can hear,
the mute can talk.
It’ll be a family reunion when I get there.
Grandpa will finally be able to walk.
I made grandpa a promise that I aim to keep.
I’ll be in Heaven when the Lord puts me to sleep.
When He takes me away to that far off land.
I’ll see grandma and grandpa once again.
Mom and Dad will greet me at the gates.
And Jesus, Himself, will welcome me in.
The one who kept me from God’s wrath because of my sin.
Only this time we will not be parting.
Our fellowship and praise here will just be starting.
Eternity with Jesus is forever and ever.
Eternal bliss that no one can sever.
No one can erase us from “the Book of Life”.
No more heartache, or tears, disappointments in this life.
No need for sadness, there’ll be no more strife.
Forever, forever, with Jesus.
Everlasting life.

Jason Kirk Bartley is a Christian poet. He is from Chillicothe, Ohio. He is 47 years old and married to Nila, his forever love. He has a Master’s degree in Ministry from Ohio Christian University. 

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