The Ride to Eternity
I heard the train whistle blow;
I had to go and see.
The light was so bright
As it chugged on by,
Before it stopped in front of me.
I had to get aboard just to check it out--
A love of trains I grew up with,
And, boy! this one was none like I have ever seen!
Trimmed in gold from engine to caboose.
And then a gentleman greeted me.
He told me His name is Jesus
And that the train is about to leave,
To take His hand and we will be off---
No more pain or suffering for me.
He led me into the most beautiful car,
Seats as fluffy as clouds.
All of a sudden I heard, "All aboard!"
And off to heaven we were bound.
The ride was quick--so much faster
Than any other train could go.
Then we heard "Golden Gates ahead!"
"Please step slowly down."
I reached the Golden Gates--
Oh! What a sight!
More beautiful than words could ever tell,
With fields of flowers everywhere,
As Jesus showed me around.
My message to you is that I am okay,
Loving you always.
And One Day
When the train rolls in for you,
Just look for me, 'cause I will be
Riding along beside you.
Written for Robbie and Saralyn with love
From Jeanine Blevins
Cross image also by Jeanine
Title and masked train image by Robbie's Mom