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A Glimpse into Heaven
by Carol J Grace

Saturday, March 20, 2010
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A Glimpse into Heaven

 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, 

the evidence of things not seen.

 

When we at last reach the end

of this temporal existence,

and the beginning of a new

reality somewhere in the distance,

the lines between the two

are sometimes blurred.

 

He had lain there for days,

unable to say good-bye,

unaware of family, friends,

until abruptly he had eyes

that could see and ears

that could hear

 

and with a voice strong and clear

sang out, “oh what a foretaste

of glory divine.”  At a time

when life flowed from him

in dribs and drabs, he was given

a gift, a blessed assurance

 

of that life to come.  And his family,

faithful and loving, shared

in that gift, receiving the tangible

evidence of things not yet seen

through the eyes and ears of one

given a glimpse of heaven.

 

 

 

© 2009 Carol J. Grace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/20/2010
Sublime potency of these gracious words; so utterly beautiful.
Peace and Blessings,
Carolyn
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 3/22/2010
I am awed by your touching poem. The door between this temporal existence and spiritual was held ajar briefly and oh what joy does flood the soul. Thank you for sharing this with us. In Him, J'nia
Reviewed by Connie Faust 3/21/2010
This is a wonderful poem that offers hope in sadness. Those last few days can be so terrible/wonderful as we tread lightly in the neighborhood of heaven.
Connie
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 3/21/2010
Very beautiful and inspiring. There are many things we have yet to learn about existance, anything is possible. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/20/2010
Carol

Wonderful write and reminder life doesn't end on earth

Mary
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/20/2010
lovely and comforting write
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/20/2010
I liked this. To leave this plane of earth isn't the easiest thing for many of us to do. Would that we all had this faith to ease us through.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/20/2010
An engaging and uplifting offering, Carol. Thank you for sharing it. Love and blessings to you,

Regis



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