I dreamt I was in heaven where an angel kept God’s
He was writing so intently I just had to take a look.
It was not, at first, his writing that made me stop and
but the fluid in the bottle that was marked eternal
The ink was so amazing, dark black upon his blotter, but
as it touched the parchment became as clear as water.
The angel kept on writing but as quickly as a wink, the
words were disappearing with that strange eternal ink.
The angel took no notice but kept writing on and on, He
turned each page and filled it till all its space was
I thought he wrote to no avail his efforts were so vain,
he wrote a thousand pages that he’d never read
As I watched and wondered this awesome sight of mine, I
actually saw a word stay black as it dried upon a line.
The angel wrote and then I saw a look of satisfaction,
last he had some print to show for all his earnest
A line or two dried dark and stayed as black as black
be, but strangely the next paragraph was invisible to
The book was getting fuller the angel’s records true,
most of it was blank, with just a few words coming
I knew there was some reason, but as hard as I could
think, I couldn’t grasp the significance of that eternal
The mystery burned within me and I finally dared to ask,
the angel to explain to me of his amazing task.
And what I heard was frightful as the angel turned his
head, he looked directly at me, and this is what he
"I know you stand and wonder at what my writing’s
but God has told me to record the lives of those on
The book that I am filling is an accurate account, of
word and action and to what they do amount.
And since you have been watching I will tell you what is
true, the details of my journal are the strict accounts of
God bid me watch you each day you worked and played,
I saw you as you went to church I saw you as you
I was told to document your life throughout all the week,
wrote as you were proud and bold, I wrote as you were meek.
A record of your attitudes when they were good or bad, I
was sorry but I had to write the things that make God
So now I’ll tell the wonder of this eternal ink, for the
for its mystery should make you stop and think.
This ink that God created to help me keep my journal,
only keep a record of the things that are eternal.
So much of life is wasted on things that matter not, so
instead of my erasing, smudging ink and ugly blot,
I just keep writing faithfully and let the ink do all the
rest, for it is
able to decide what’s useless and what’s best.
And God ordained that as I write of all you do and say,
your deeds that count for nothing will just disappear
As books are opened up one day as sure as it is true;
Lord’s eternal ink will tell what mattered most to
If you just lived to please yourself the pages will be
and God will issue no reward for you when you get
In fact, you’ll be embarrassed you’ll hang your
shame, because you did not give yourself fully in His
Maybe there will be a few recorded lines that stayed,
showing the times you truly cared sincerely loved and prayed.
But you will ever wonder entering heaven’s door, how
you may just have been if only you’d done more.
For I record as God sees I don’t stop to even
because the truth is written with God’s eternal
When I heard the angel’s story I fell down, wept and
for as yet I still was dreaming, I hadn’t really
And I said: "O angel tell the Lord that soon as I awake,
live my life for Jesus - I’ll do all for His dear
I’ll give in full surrender; I’ll do all He wants
me to; I’ll turn
my back on self and sin and whatever isn’t true.
Though the way is long and rough I promise to endure, I
determine to pursue those things holy, clean and pure.
With Jesus as my helper I will win lost souls to Thee, for
know that they will live with Christ for all
And that’s what really matters when life on earth is
that I will stand before the Lord to hear Him say well
For is it really worth it as my life lies at the brink? and
realize that God keeps books with His eternal ink.
Should all my life be focused on things that turn to
From this point on I’ll serve the Lord I can, I will, I
I will NOT send blank pages up to God’s majestic
for where that record’s going now is my eternal
I’m giving all to Jesus I now have seen the link, for I
an angel write my life with God’s eternal ink.