3.29.2016

Presenting Poetry, March Edition



Hello, readers!
Today is the first post in my new feature, Presenting Poetry. (Thank you very much  to Hosanna Emily for suggesting the name!)
Once a month, I'll be posting a new poem for you all, with a little review or commentary. If you ever have suggestions for some good poems, please comment and tell me!
So without further ado, here's this month's poem.


If Jesus Came to Your House
by Lois Blanchard

If Jesus came to your house
To spend some time with you,
If He came unexpected,
I wonder what you'd do.

Oh, I know you'd give your nicest room
To such an honored guest
And all the food you'd give to Him
Would be the very best.

And you would keep assuring Him
You're glad to have Him there—
That serving Him in your home
Is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw Him coming,
Would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome
To your heavenly visitor?

Or would you have to change your clothes
Before you let Him in
Or hide some magazines
And put the Bible where they'd been?

Would you hide your worldly music
and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right
in, or would you rush about?

And I wonder—if the Savior
spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing, the
things you always do?

Would you go right on saying, the
things you always say?
Or would life for you continue
as it does from day to day?

Would you take Jesus with you
everywhere you go?
Or would you maybe change your
plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him
meet your closest friends?
Or would you hope they stay away,
until His visit ends?

Would you be glad to have Him
stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great
relief when He at last was gone?

It might be interesting to know,
the things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person, to spend
some time with you.




What did you think when you read this? At first, I was just like "Oh, well that's nice. I like that poem". Then I read it again, and it really struck me. If Jesus really could come to my house, would I act the same? That really got me thinking. I may not run to hide any carved idols I have, or change my plans from some that are simply ungodly, but would every action be the same? Our first reaction, mine included, would be "No, of course I wouldn't change anything!" But the more you think about it, it's all the little things that we would most likely be ashamed of, if Jesus came to our house. Our reaction to our annoying younger sibling, to our misplaced school paper, to our day that hasn't gone anything like what we planned. Remember, Jesus always sees us, even if we don't see Him!
We are called to be different from  the world around us, and that means being like Christ all the time-- not just on Sunday morning at church. Anyone, at anytime, should be able to tell that we are different! This poem really convicted me to think about that more.
So there's my ramblings for that poem. :D
Did you enjoy this poem? What did you think of it? Tell me below!


10 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a thought provoking poem! I think we all would say we would act different. We wouldn't get angry at our siblings, we would try and be more helpful, and we might even be ashamed if he saw some of the things we had done. But in reality He is in our home every minute of everyday and He does see everything! Thank you so much for sharing this Emily!

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    1. You are so right, Hannah! Thank you for commenting. :)

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  2. Wow! That poem really got to me! I wonder what I would do if Jesus came to my house?

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    1. It sure does make you think, doesn't it? Thanks for reading!

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  3. That is a very amazing poem that makes you think about your life...would I hide anything from my Heavenly Visitor? =/

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It surely does make you think! Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Ahhh, this poem is so convicting! Wow. Thanks for sharing -- I'm going to keep this in mind for the next couple days. It's a good reminder.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! It was such a good reminder for me as well!

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