Friday, December 9, 2011

If Jesus Came to Your House....

My husband and I were in Branson, MO recently and were at the Branson Church of Christ. We go there on a regular basis when we are in town. Their bulletin that week had the following poem on it and I wanted to share it with you. It touched me deeply that morning and I think of it often. I find it very thought provoking! I have been unable to find an author...if you are familiar with it and know any background, I'd love to hear it.

If Jesus Came to Your House
If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two 
If he came unexpectedly, 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 serve to Him would be the very best, 
And you keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him there
 That serving Him in your own 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 turn off the radio and hope He hadn't heard? 
And wish you hadn't uttered that last, loud, hasty word?

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? 
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace? 
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace? 
Would you sing the songs you always sing, 
and read the books you read, 
And let him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
 Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you'd planned to go?
 Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends? 
Or would you hope they'd 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 Christ in person came to spend some time with you.

Hoping you are having fun getting ready for the holidays! How is your shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, addressing??????
I'm making progress....I'll leave it at that!


Aliene said...

I have always loved that poem.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

I love that poem! It really made me ponder what I would really do.

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas around here. We have a dusting of snow and the house is some what decorated. I have some lovely music playing in the background and cookies are baking. Today, is one of those rare days where we get to stay home and enjoy!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!


ps...still ponder that poem!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful poem. I've heard it many times before and it always hits me as if it's the first time! Enjoy your Sunday!