Greatest New Year's Resolution

Greatest New Year's Resolution

Many years ago, as a young father, I wanted to impress upon my son, Bryson, the most important resolution he would ever make. To do this, I wrote a poem. Over the years, it has been expanded to meet the various challenges of his growing faith, but the central message is still the same.

As 2016 comes to a close, I would like to share this poem with you and place upon your heart the same loving assignment.

Be There!

Son, when your lifetime is complete
And when the Angels you do meet,
There's nothing else t'would please me more
Than see your face on Heaven's shore.

Your top priority must be
To stand with me beside the sea
To see the Savior's flag unfurled.
Please don't miss it for the world!

If in this life you must reject
Wealth or fame, the world's respect;
If reputation you must lose
And humble circumstance you choose;

If all your property you give
And in a hut you have to live;
You suffer much to reach the lost
And into prison you are tossed;

If you die in a foreign land
With no one there to hold your hand;
If you must face death all alone,
Yet into Heaven you are flown,

On Angels wings you come to me
As I stand there beside the sea,
Then all the sacrifice you've made;
The tears, the hurt, the scars they'll fade.

The losses will be worth it all
As you and I hear Jesus call.
He will approach and hug us there.
We'll bask in Light, His glory share.

So when your lifetime is complete
And when the Angels you do meet,
Just one request I wish to share,
I only ask one thing - be there! 

Happy New Year from all of us at the Sonny Childs and Family Ministries!

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