At the Grave of a Friend (#41)
Bible version used: NIV
Have you ever stood at the grave of a friend,
And wondered when your life would end?
The one in that box hasn’t really died,
He has only passed to the other side.
And the day will come when you too must go.
And your destination, you should know.
Though you treat folk good, and live life well,
You could still end up in the fires of hell.
Your salvation’s not bought by the works you do,
But by faith in God’s Son, who died for you.
Christ died on the cross to pay sin’s price,
And by trusting Him, you’ll not die twice.
Now the day will come when friends stand at your grave,
Will they know you knew the Christ who could save?
Will they know, from your life, you are heavenward bound,
Or will they just stand and look at the ground,
And listen to that funeral knell,
And picture your soul in a fiery hell?
Time is so short and our days are so few,
Is eternity’s question settled for you?
Have you trusted Christ, who said, “I am the way”?
The choice is yours, friend; why not make it today!
Harry C. Baxindine, III
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25 NIV
If you are ready to trust in Jesus, tell Him using this little prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. I believe that you died to pay for them and rose from the dead. I promise to make you Lord of my life. Please take me to be with you in heaven when I die. Amen.”
Note: Harry C. Baxindine, III went to be with Jesus shortly after we received this poem.