If We Knew When Christ Were Returning

by Jason Kirk Bartley

If we knew the exact day when Christ were returning,
then we’d witness with urgency here and there,
to everyone we came across,
holding them up in prayer.
If we knew the exact day,
or even the exact hour,
many would get their lives in order.
how they’d love so much more than hate,
knowing Christ would be there and He’d not be late.
many more would be watching,
no more would they tell lies,
There’d be no fake pretenses as many would put away their disguise. 
Many more would be ever so ready to meet Him in that time and at that hour,
They’d allow their lives to be changed by His transforming power.
If we knew when Christ were coming,
many more would be careful what they would do or say,
that they’d be found worthy,
on that marvelous and final day.
And how every light in the house would be on,
Many would stay awake,
then there’d be no surprises,
and then our soul He’d take.
We’d bring our closest relatives and friends all over, 
we’d gather over there,
forgiving one another,
and being in fervent prayer.
Many more would watch Him as He descended with the trump and shout of the archangel into the air.
They’d all be happy at His appearing,
for them there’d be no reason to mourn,
many more would be Christians, and
many more would be reborn.

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

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