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When I 'woke up' this morning, I didn't groan or creak As I reached out to the nightstand, my spectacles to seek.   I couldn't feel their framework; and much to my surprise, I saw the room quite clearly when I opened up my eyes!   I noticed when I showered that I moved a little quicker, Then when I went to wash my hair, it seemed a little thicker!   I went to get my dentures to set them on my gums, But there were teeth already there! Now where did they come from?   Although my hearing aids weren't in, I heard the doorbell ring! When I went to answer it, I saw the greatest thing!   Why, there were friends and family all standing around my door. They all looked so happy, we hugged and hugged some more!   The tears were flowing freely, so happy were we all, Then they began to fill me in on things I can't recall.   They tell me that I died way back in 2008 That I've just been asleep since then, On the resurrection to await!   I'm eager for them to tell me about Armageddon's War, How Jesus won the victory, and what happened just before!   We sing Jehovah's praises, we laugh and talk 'til dark, They tell me 'bout the progress to turn the earth back to a park.   'How long from when I died' I ask, did that old system end? 'How far along is the thousand years'? And 'What about my friend?'   They tell me names of some I knew, who died so faithfully, Then they mention briefly some we will never see!   Some names do not surprise me, some names are quite a shock! I'm just so glad that I am here as one of Jesus' flock!  

When I 'woke up' this morning, I didn't groan or creak 

As I reached out to the nightstand, my spectacles to seek. 

I couldn't feel their framework; and much to my surprise, 

I saw the room quite clearly when I opened up my eyes! 

 

I noticed when I showered that I moved a little quicker, 

Then when I went to wash my hair, it seemed a little thicker! 

I went to get my dentures to set them on my gums, 

But there were teeth already there! Now where did they come from?

 

Although my hearing aids weren't in, I heard the doorbell ring! 

When I went to answer it, I saw the greatest thing! 

Why, there were friends and family all standing around my door. 

They all looked so happy, we hugged and hugged some more! 

 

The tears were flowing freely, so happy were we all, 

Then they began to fill me in on things I can't recall. 

They tell me that I died way back in 2008 

That I've just been asleep since then, On the resurrection to await! 

 

I'm eager for them to tell me about Armageddon's War, 

How Jesus won the victory, and what happened just before! 

We sing Jehovah's praises, we laugh and talk 'til dark, 

They tell me 'bout the progress to turn the earth back to a park. 

 

'How long from when I died' I ask, did that old system end? 

'How far along is the thousand years'? And 'What about my friend?' 

They tell me names of some I knew, who died so faithfully, 

Then they mention briefly some we will never see! 

 

Some names do not surprise me, some names are quite a shock! I'm just so glad that I am here as one of Jesus' flock!

 

Watch your step carefully! Jehovah does.

In an old Dennis the Menace cartoon, Dennis and his little friend Joey are leaving Mrs. Wilson's house, their hands full of cookies. Joey says, "I wonder what we did to deserve this." Dennis answers, "Look, Joey. Mrs. Wilson gives us cookies not because we're nice, but because she's nice."

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin (age 4) and Greg (age 3). The boys begin to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, "Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait." Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "You be Jesus."

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who say "whatever" and those who say "whatever it takes."

"Whatever" is the response of the shrug. It's a "who cares?" attitude, one of indifference and apathy. "Whatever it takes" is the response of the committed. It's a "can do" attitude that refuses to give up or give in.

Think about those two responses when it comes to our responsibilities as Christians. Jesus said to love your neighbor. Whatever. Jesus said to go and make disciples of all people. Whatever. Jesus said there is more rejoicing over one sinner who is found than 99 that stayed within the fold. Whatever.

Now, let's change that response to "Whatever it takes." Jesus said to love your neighbor. Whatever it takes. Jesus said to go and make disciples of all people. Whatever it takes. Jesus said there is more rejoicing over one sinner who is found than 99 that stayed within the fold. Whatever it takes.

Are we willing to do whatever it takes?

Maybe you saw "Mr. Holland's Opus," starring Richard Dreyfus. It is a movie about the difficulties a man experiences as he struggles with adapting to the life he had instead of the one he wanted. Holland dreamed of being a composer but a baby came along and expenses too. So he found a job teaching music but in his spare time, he would compose music.

Throughout the story his teaching responsibilities forced him to make choice between the students and his dream symphony. And while it looked like the students kept winning over the symphony, still his life was a composer's life, as the independent composer slowly dies to the teacher who composes.

The fruit he bore became clear in the finale, after many long years of touching young lives with his gifts. His "opus" was not the music marked on a sheet of paper, but a brilliant symphony composed of the individual lives that he encouraged and nurtured through his teaching.

Is this not we want to do as Christians? Our greatest accomplishments are with the seeds we plant in others' hearts.

When doors around you close, listen carefully and you'll hear the sound of all those that are opening.

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