We sat there~
My Husband, our Mother & I~
having a visit
then it happened.
one by one
in a wheelchair
& sat right next to us.
Three precious women
whose hearts I could see through
They may not remember
who they are
or know what they were saying,
yet we had a conversation
They had many more years than I,
once they were my age
once they knew their name
once they were surrounded by people
in their homes
like you and I.
As much as it saddened me
that they no longer could live at home
that they didn't understand what was going on
I looked up in my sadness
& then I saw
it all made sense.
A smile came upon my heart,
as I loved upon them & my precious mother-in-law
"For this world is not our permanent home;
we are looking forward to a home yet to come." (Hebrews 13:14)
"We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." (I Chronicles 29:15)
"But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven!
We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ,
who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like His own.
He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which
He is putting everything as it should be, under and around Him." (Philippians 3:20-21)
My heart overfilled with
for them & for me & for you,
as we are all the same~
just a bunch of little kids
wanting the same thing
to be Loved
to be Seen
to be Heard.
In an instant
it all made sense
I wanted to say to all of them
"You just wait and see.
This is nothing.
There is so much more to come
that will blow your socks off."
Thank You Lord
for reminding me
there is so much more beyond our eyes can see~
"Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now;
rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
For the things we see now will soon be gone,
but the things we cannot see will last forever." (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
Listen below to "This is Not Where I Belong"