He Is All That Matters – A Poem

This poem was inspired by a comment to my poem last Thursday. I just started with a quote from the comment as the title. So how does this really fit into the Thankful Thursday theme, you ask? Well, I am thankful for the inspiration from a commenter and fellow blogger last week. I am thankful that although I have much in this world to be thankful for, if I lost all my material possessions today, and even if the world came to an end today, I would still have Jesus and He is all that really matters in the end.

He Is All That Matters

Blessings are given
All is forgiven
But He is all that matters

Friends betray
And move far away
Still He is all that matters

Homes we construct
Business we conduct
But He is all that matters

Houses upturn
Church buildings burn
Still He is all that matters

Careers are planned
Desires expand
But He is all that matters

Jobs are lost
We can’t pay the cost
Still He is all that matters

Weddings are celebrated
Children are dedicated
But He is all that matters

Children die
Spouses lie
Still He is all that matters

The trumpet sounds
Joy abounds
Then He restores all that matters

And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. Matthew 24:30-31 (NLT).

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12 responses to “He Is All That Matters – A Poem

  1. Amen and Amen. I’ve been away, it was so good to come back and read this. Thank you for sharing. HE IS SO GOOD!

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  2. Linda . . .I think this is just so good, so good. And all that you included, with He is all that matters, sure helped me tonight to just be thankful. Will you post this at Idylls too? Please? ha! Thank you and God bless you and your thankful heart. And your poems!

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    • Deb, I’m so glad this poem helped you. I have “Your Name Is Beautiful” already submitted, but maybe I’ll submit this one after Eden’s posted the other. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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  3. Christian living in a nutshell.
    We are not guaranteed a bed of roses. In fact, Jesus said we WOULD have tribulation, but the absolute certainty that He is with us, working out His purpose IN THE MIDST of everything, and the knowledge that He only desires the very best for us, gives us peace.
    Indeed, He is all that matters!
    Thanks for the reminder.

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    • I love your description of my poem: “Christian living in a nutshell.” I am blessed that you would say this. It is so encouraging to find other Christian bloggers who understand that He is the most important thing and that no matter what else happens, as long as we have Jesus everything will be just fine. As the old hymn says, “It is well with my soul.” Peace, Linda

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  4. Hi Linda,

    I think this is why the early Christians rejoiced and praised God, even while their children were being eaten by the lions…. The audience could not understand the hope of those Christians….. They just knew that Jesus is all that really matters.

    Love,
    Margaret

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    • Margaret, I think you are right about that. So many people, including Christians, don’t understand verses like James 1:2 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” Or Paul when he wrote to the Thessalonians: “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18. Peace, Linda

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  5. Ann

    Thank you, Linda

    You have no idea how you have just put things firmly into perspective. I can lose stuff ( I just lost something I really cherished), but at the end of the day, HE is ALL that matters!!

    God bless you. I am thankful for you and your poem and the blogger that inspired you and the gift that God gave you and the fact that His name remains blessed.

    Thankful yet,
    ann

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  6. As I read this I thought to myself, “There is something about this poem that reminds me of Matthew 24.”. Then I got to the bottom and saw your scripture reference. 🙂

    I really like this poem.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Theresa, That is so cool that you were thinking of the very scripture He gave me to post at the end. I actually wrote the whole poem first, starting with just the losses and bad things, then realized that even when all is good He is all that matters and added the other verses. The scripture came last. Peace, Linda

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