Your First Day in Glory (A Poem of Heaven)
By Shane Kastler
I lived for Him below on earth, now I behold His face.
The sights I see remind me of the things I read down there.
Streets of gold and pearly gates; Such splendor bright and fair.
There is no sun, there is no need; God’s glory shineth bright.
There is no fear, nor any crime; Not even any night.
I scarce can think of life on earth, or why I loved it so.
It seems like such a dream to me; Back in a world below.
The feelings that I feel right now are quite beyond description.
I’ve had some glimpses down on earth, but none like this to mention.
The man from Tarsus wrote about the things he saw up here.
Inexpressible expressions, An enigma to the ears.
The angels sing the praises of the Godhead, one in three.
And now I can’t help joining in; The worship is so free.
Unto the Father, Glory goes, for He ordained it all.
The Spirit drew me unto Him, And saved me from the fall.
And Christ the Son, Eternal Word who came to earth and died.
A perfect life, A sacrifice; For sinners crucified.
I heard the words I longed to hear, come from His lips to me.
Well done my servant, joy is yours; It lasts eternally.
I see departed loved ones, Who before me entered in.
They loved the Lord as I do; And they died but live again.
Reunited with a love; More deep than e’re before.
We worship Him together; With our faces on the floor.
The greatest pleasures known to earth, multiplied by billions.
Can’t begin to scratch the surface of each moment here in Heaven.
There is no sin, there is no want; The curse has been destroyed.
Only pure and clean affections; Govern all that I employ.
So fear not death, if you’re in Christ. It is but just a doorway.
To take you from this life below, So you can know a new way.
And don’t forget that all you gain on earth is not the story.
It won’t compare to all you’ll see… Your first full day in Glory.