Staring At The Stairway
It was the start of a beautiful sunny day,
Two Christian brothers were driving along in their car,
Suddenly a tragic accident happened...
Both were taken to hospital, yet both died...
The first brother to leave this Earth ascended
And found himself at a half-built stairway,
There he saw a sign that told him what to do,
If you want to get to Heaven, complete the stairway!
So the man looked at the stair blocks and the cement,
Started carrying the heavy blocks and set each in place,
He laboured there for what seemed like weeks,
Finally, the last block was held fast and he sat on it,
He was completely worn out by the task set before him,
After he recovered, he pushed the Pearly Gates open
And at last, he smiled as he entered Heaven...
The other brother arrived at the half-built stairway,
He read the sign telling him what to do...
He giggled uncontrollably at the thought of all that work.
He then knelt down and prayed to His Heavenly Father,
The One he had faithfully prayed to for years...
Father, please send an angel down to me, to lift me up
And let him fly me safely into Heaven to be with You...
Immediately an angel appeared and embraced him,
Then lifted him up in his arms and flew him to Heaven.
Which of these two Christians would you rather be?
Denis Martindale, copyright, September 2013.
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