Adopting my second daughter took longer than the first
but it was worth all the efforts. Definitely.
So although I longed to go back to Maine with both girls
it was a couple of years until that day came.
“Jenny, do you want to see the ocean?”
She would giggle and squeal with laughter while we told her stories and stories
about our adventures in Maine.
I’d show her old photos
but no picture can really capture that great expanse of water.
She’d just have to see it with her own eyes.
Finally the tickets were bought for us to fly
and we knew that it would really be a reality.
All three of us..
laughing in the breeze
gathering sand dollars and licking our ice cream cones.
I will never forget the day when she first saw the ocean with her own eyes.
Back and forth she ran
Never having thought it was as great as this.
Yes, I oftentimes think we will feel the same way when we see Jesus.
Wonder and awe that will leave us without words
but on our knees.
No matter how often we read His Word
still our finite minds can not take it in.
My simple clicking on these keys falls far in efforts to describe it.
But that radiant wonder on Jenny’s face
as she frolicked and played
running barefoot on the long stretch of sand
with the seagulls overhead
gives me a glimpse of the joy that is before us.
Far greater than we can think or imagine.
My heart longs for that place in Maine
but a greater longing is for Home.
To one day see Him face to face.
How about you?
Are you ready?
May our longings spur us on to spend each day wisely