A version of this poem originally ran May 20, 2013
Thank you Lord, for this beautiful day.
Oh how I long to see you return on the clouds,
holding out your hand
beckoning me with a smile.
I turn my face upward
yearning to be with you
breathless in the waiting.
And then with a snap,
an audible sound
my feet leave the ground.
As if the world had stopped holding me,
knowing it could not contain.
Knowing that I was made to soar with You
into the heavenly spaces.
I breathe deeply filling my lungs with clean cold air
refreshed ~ renewed
ready to begin the rest of my life with you.
Filled to beyond measure
the joy the love the peace
that knowing You can only bring.
I open my eyes and
though I remain on solid ground,
I smile, the future secure.
Thank you Lord
for this respite …
for my coming Heaven.