Do you ever crave for more than this life offers?
Feel a desire to be elsewhere.
Feel out of synch, out of place, like you don’t belong here.
Have a yearning for a place you can’t quite put your finger on.
Those feelings are a way that God speaks to us with eternal longings that are placed within our spirit.
We are made for more than ordinary.
We are created for the extraordinary privilege of being in relationship with our Creator God.
Our lives revolve around the natural while we experience and begin to crave touches of the supernatural.
As the old song says, this world is not our home, we’re just passing through it.
Though many years pass here, we also have eternity to spend in God’s presence.
And just now and then, a brief flicker of recognition burns in our soul as we sense a degree of heaven on earth.
Gain a foretaste of the riches of grace poured out for us here and those still to come.
Find a hunger in our hearts for more ~ even as something stirs within, our hearts are touched and eyes are opened to God at work.
“Earth’s crammed with heaven ~ And every common bush afire with God ~ But only he who sees takes off his shoes ~ The rest sit around and pluck blackberries” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I long to be one who sees.
How about you?
A far off country
as close as our next breath
Seated now in heavenly places
known completely after death
Glimpsed in a loved one’s eyes
and the cries of a newborn’s birth
Way beyond moon, stars or skies
close and familiar as earth
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
we will live and belong there
It takes grace and faith to receive
the Truth and Hope we will share
All the joys and the glory
of a life surrendered to God
We’re already part of the story
of the path which Jesus trod
No matter what our ponderings
no matter where we now roam
despite all future wanderings
heaven is our heart’s true Home
I am honoured to have this poem featured today on Joy de Kok’s site. Do check out the great poetry there.
Day 27 of 31 days ~ #poetryforthesoul