because the beauty draws you.
You don’t want it to end,
that sunrise with colors unearthly
that thunderstorm dramatic and powerful
that voice of a child so angelic
that happiness with contentment deep roots
that peaceful moment so serene and filling
that rainbow with colors that can’t possibly be real
that music that stirs and pulls you in
that holding of a new life, small and precious
that embrace of genuine love…
You stare hard and fast,
you grasp with hands slipping,
for you know you will not be able to keep it.
You listen with concentrated brow
for you know it will drift off.
You soak up what you can
for you know it’s just a glimpse.
You may not know.
But the beauty pierces you
and the power awakens you
and the depth is undeniable.
Glimpses of heaven
You’ve never been there,
but you long for it.
whether they know it or not.
Your heart tells you
that what makes your heart leap
and takes your breath away
and stirs the deepest parts
is just a glimpse
run after for goodness sakes,
the God who put eternity in your heart.
He has made your home ready.
– Susie Stewart
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
– John 14:2-4 (NIV)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
– Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
– Philippians 3:20 (NIV)
Photo taken by Susie Stewart