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The Banquet

There is a special banquet
that shall be held for a King
Everyone shall receive an invitation
they are sent daily 
directly to you
not to look in your mailbox
for He shall invite all
even those without an address
He says come as you are
no need to go and buy outfits 
for He shall take notice of the inside
The address will be given
when you receive your invitation
for it shall bring guidance to find His home
no device man has created shall lead you there
no need to worry about transportation 
all will be provided 
will you come to celebrate with the King
there many shall praise and sing
Once you have opened your invitation
and know this is for you
Then this is how we shall be made acceptable 
for we shall not make it on our own
but to become less of what the world teaches
and become more like the King
The King shall be at the door
at this banquet only He shall let you in
he has provided a way for all to have access 
but many shall refuse and be left wandering
Will your name be on the reservation list
to attend The Banquet
This is the one invitation not to look past
for those who enter shall be home at last 


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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 1:34:00 PM
    Stephen, The Banquet puts speaks truth with beautiful words. Nice work!

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 7:29:00 PM
    Just had go come back and say this poem says it all. I really like it and will go to one of my fav. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 7:27:00 PM
    WOW this is great Stephan. I am so glad you are posting again for you write wonderful inspirational pieces. Great ideas like this poem. love phyl