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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep,
and if I die while counting sheep,
like Lazarus I won't make a peep,
and wait for Jesus to resurrect me,

He'll come back in the clouds one day,
where He'll gently take His flock away, 
but meantime I'll "sleep" in my grave,
waiting for Jesus and Judgement Day,

I know my body will decay,
but knowing this its all ok,
resurrection promotes perfect body and health,
whereas death is a "sleep" and nothing else,

When Jesus commanded that "Lazarus come forth",
Lazarus came forth knowing Jesus is his Boss,
he was "asleep" in his grave,
not in Heaven which is all the rage,

Because why would Jesus take him from there,
a place where theres no pain or nightmares,
back to earth where theres pain and suffering,
Bible says death is a sleep till the resurrection.


1 Thess 13-18

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Date: 3/12/2017 8:08:00 PM
It's a very reassuring thing, Cheryl. I love the originality of this nice poem.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 3/12/2017 8:34:00 PM
Thank you so much for very kind comment and visit Andrea!~Che :)
Date: 3/12/2017 3:02:00 AM
A lovely inspirational poem which I really enjoyed reading.
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Date: 3/12/2017 9:11:00 AM
Thanks so much for kind comment and visit Cecilia!~Che :)
Date: 3/11/2017 4:27:00 PM
I love the way this flows and the positive message it conveys. Good work, Che.
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Date: 3/11/2017 4:40:00 PM
Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit Ray~Che :)
Date: 3/9/2017 8:15:00 PM
Great work! MY Seventy Years, is about my mom.
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Date: 3/9/2017 8:32:00 PM
Oh, happy belated birthday to your Mom Bonita!~Thanks for kind comment and visit!~Che :)
Date: 3/9/2017 11:08:00 AM
Amen! What a fantastic write! Yay!
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Date: 3/9/2017 7:18:00 PM
Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit Mike! ~Che :)
Date: 3/7/2017 10:02:00 PM
I do so love a poem with a message and this is a really important one. Right you are we don't go directly to Heaven, we sleep for awhile and await Judgement Day. Loved this. A fave. From 1 to 7 this is a big 10 from me. God Bless and great to hear from you again. JB
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 3/8/2017 7:33:00 AM
Hi Judy; like John H commented below it is so logical! (And Scriptual!) Thanks so much for very kind comment and stop by Judy!~Che :)
Date: 3/7/2017 8:31:00 AM
Beautiful Poetry! Mike Reed
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Date: 3/7/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thanks so much for kind comment and stop by Mike!~Che :)
Date: 3/6/2017 1:16:00 PM
You write spiritual poems so very beautifully, Cheryl. T.J
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Date: 3/6/2017 8:19:00 PM
Thanks so much Teppo for kind comment and stop by!~Che :)
Date: 3/6/2017 10:28:00 AM
So encouraging, Cheryl.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 3/6/2017 8:17:00 PM
Im glad you feel encouraged by my poem and the Scripture Sunlite! Thanks for stop by~Che :)
Date: 3/6/2017 9:28:00 AM
Wow Cheryl, amazing to find someone else on this site who understands what death is, and the hope of the resurrection! It's so logical isn't it? If someone is alive after death, what is the purpose of the resurrection? Great job!
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Date: 3/6/2017 8:15:00 PM
Absolutely John; thank you for understanding my poem and especially the Scriptures! The Resurrection/Judgement is before Heaven; as simple as that! Thanks for your input and comment!~Che :)PS Makes sense that they put RIP on tombstones too because thats what the dead are doing till Jesus returns!:)