A Rainy Day

rainHi and Happy Wednesday!  Our weather today is rainy and windy with the temperature dropping throughout the day.  However, there are breaks in between the rain that we can enjoy. Right now as I look out my window, I can see the sun peaking through the clouds and it is lovely.

Today I am sad yet happy at the same time so this weather is perfect for my mood.  The health of someone dear to me is deteriorating quickly.  I have had a chance to see this person two days ago and that meant the world to me.  I hope to again very soon, but am not sure if that will be possible.  I just hope and pray that it is.

Like the sun through the clouds, there is some light with the darkness of how I am feeling. I will miss this person terribly, yet I have happiness in my heart.  You see, I know where this person is headed – to Heaven!!   That is an amazing comfort and helps me to see happiness beyond my tears.

Not that this person won’t be missed, quite the contrary.  The fact is that an amazing, long, and wonderful life has been lived.  That is wonderful and something I am learning from, and a real blessing. It is just hard to say goodbye.

Yesterday, I thought of the song, “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me.  These words made me tear up, but also made me smile.  It is a song about meeting the Lord face to face and being curious about what we’d do.  Here are most of the lyrics:

“…I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

[Chorus:]
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine.”

Aren’t those words amazing?  Knowing someone will be in the Lord’s presence soon is almost overwhelming, yet such an amazing comfort. This is helping more than I can imagine.

I wonder what my loved one will do when meeting the Lord?  It makes me truly happy to think about since there will be no more pain or suffering, but instead pure and amazing joy.

Five Minute Friday — Imagine

5minutefridayHi and Happy Friday!  Can you believe it’s the last day of May?  This month went so fast.

Today’s word for Five Minute Friday is Imagine.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

A few things come to mind at first when I think of the word Imagine.

There is an amazing song by the group Mercy Me, entitled, “I Can Only Imagine.”

This song imagines what it would be like to meet God in Heaven.   The singer basically asks would I fall on my knees or just be in total awe.  Each time I hear this song, I get tears in my eyes.

I remember the first time I heard it was soon after the death of a dear friend.  That time I truly cried since I knew that friend was in God’s presence.  Thinking of it now gives me chills.

Another song is “Imagine” by John Lennon.  There is a line in this song about Heaven that has always bothered me.   It states, “Imagine there’s no Heaven, it’s easy if you try.”

I don’t agree with him although it is a compelling song.  I believe in Heaven and know it exists.

Isn’t it funny that my first two items have to do with music when thinking of this word.  The other thing that comes to mind is my son Ian.

He loves to play and imagine.  He is creative throughout the day and loves to make up friends and voices for his favorite stuffed friends.

I love seeing his mind at work and what he comes up with.  It is truly an inspiration.

Being able to imagine a variety of things to me is a gift.  I am so thankful that my son has that gift.

STOP … times up.

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