Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A Soldier Coming Home
"Welcome our soldier into the gates-
Reward him for his faithfulness.
Welcome our trekker through the doors-
He's finally come home.
Give him his crown, adorned with jewels,
for rarely has he complained
Give him his robe, whiter than snow
for he will never sin again.
Arrange a reunion for his loved ones here
Let his mother be the first to see him
She's spent two years preparing his place
at my table to welcome him.
Give our soldier a place of honor
for he's inspired so many
to be determined and fight the good fight;
He's surely finished the race.
Let him prepare a place at my table
for the loved ones he left so suddenly
Truly, their places will be the best-
Proof of Joe's undying perseverance."
Written at 7:02 AM on 9/12/07
This is how I imagine the Lord welcomed Joe home... with high esteem and honor.