“I’m holding onto you, Lord
You’re holding onto me…
I’m holding onto you, Love
You’re holding onto me…”
I’m feeling a little fragile tonight. A year ago, the sun set in glory like I’d never seen before and my Papaw went Home to see Jesus face-to-face, to sing ‘holy, holy, holy’ around the throne of God. The memories of last year are close, and what I’m really yearning for is the future…if only we could pull that veil before our eyes aside for just a moment, to see how close the Kingdom of God truly is. If only we could get a glimpse of that joy made complete, the glory that outweighs all of our pain.
I like to think about the Father’s house, which has been made ready for us…where Father and Son are eager for our presence, where they wait with open arms to welcome us Home.
I like to think of the reunions and the laughter, the stories we will hear, the moments we will share. I like to think of the pure delight that will come with the first moment I hear my grandfather singing in a great Kingdom-of-Heaven choir.
I am holding onto the hope that we all share – because this road we’re taking, it leads to a real place, a real moment in time, the reality of life with Him. We are looking forward to a city with foundations built by God, a city that cannot be shaken, a city where we will find our forever-Home.
And I can almost hear that great cloud of witnesses urging us on. I wonder if they’re saying something like – you’re closer than you know…it’s all worth more than you know…your faith will be made sight. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give up!
Eyes on Him, heart fixed on His promises…let’s keep walking, steady on. Let’s keep walking toward Home and the welcoming arms waiting for us there.
“Fear not, keep on, watch and pray
Walk in the light of God’s highway.”
“…they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.-Hebrews 11:16
“You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -Psalm 16:11