Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday's Thought

"Judson Anne Shumaker, 1937-2014"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
Going Home

I woke up this morning and I didn’t know where I was.

It was one of those perfect weather days, the sky was Carolina blue, with white puffy marshmallow clouds. The sun was warm on my face and I could hear the wind rustling through the leaves on the trees and the air was light and crisp.

For a few moments I closed my eyes and let myself drink in this perfect day.

Then all of a sudden I realized; I had no pain. The pain I had been feeling and dealing with for months was gone.

“Hallelujah, Praise the Lord,” were the first words I said. I sat there in awe and utter joy, laughing, crying and praising my God.

I began to look around. Nothing really looked familiar and yet I felt as if I were at home.

I began hearing voices in the distance. They were talking, laughing and I could tell they were coming closer.

Oh my goodness, were these old eyes deceiving me, for right at the very front of the crowd I saw the sweetest face, of the dearest person in my life. The person who led me to the Lord.

As the crowd continued to draw closer, I started seeing familiar faces, family members who had passed away many years before, then friends, neighbors, and others that I knew. All smiling, laughing, and with a look of peace, love and sweet joy on their faces.

When they finally got close to me, someone said, “we’re so glad you’re here, we’ve been waiting for you.”

I said, “where am I?”

They said, “you’re home.”

And then I smiled and remembered, the last words I heard from my child were…”it’s ok, go on home.”

(C) Kim Kirby, July 2014, All Rights Reserved