I dreamed I stood at Heaven’s Gate,
Confronted with my sin.
An angel asked what made me think
That I would be let in?
My hands began to tremble
As I said, “Well, for a start,
I know the Ten Commandments
And the Lord’s prayer all by heart.”
“My grandma was a Christian
And she prayed a lot for me.
I know that God is one,
while at the same time, somehow, three.”
My heart sank even lower as
the angel slowly sat.
He spread his hands and sadly said,
“The demons all know that.”
I begged him to look back to earth
if he were somehow able,
And he would find a Bible
laying on my coffee table.
I said I know Christ gave His life
to set the captives free.
The angel said that knowing facts
won’t do a thing for me.
“You cannot mean that it’s too late!
This isn’t fair,” I cried.
“I meant to get to know the Lord
sometime before I died.”
The angel heard his Master’s voice,
then gave me one last look.
“He said He doesn’t know you
and your name’s not in the book.”
– l.e. harris
But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
(Matthew 25:12) ESV
Song from youtube, posted by 4HisName1:
Ricky Van Shelton – Don’t Overlook Salvation