Hang on to our blessed hope, beloved friends. The Day will come.
We Will Burst
Do we have a better word than burst
For the collision of longing and joy
That will overwhelm our heightened senses
In one magnificent moment
On that day of Glorious Reunion?
When the veil that separates
The Seen from The Unseen
Ruptures and dissolves
Along every seam,
As the triumphant rhapsody
Of that great cloud of witnesses
Cascades and crescendos
Until every corner of the universe
Stops to listen,
Silenced and still,
Before such rapturous bliss,
The likes of which has not been seen or heard.
The running, the shouting,
The riotous collisions
As a people, made well and reunited
Fall into each other’s arms,
Overcome with joyous laughter.
The waiting years will end
And celebration will begin
In one glorious, cataclysmic moment
When He envelops us
In His Holy Embrace.
We will burst into tears and Hallelujahs
For the magnitude of His mercy.
We will burst into cries of gratitude
For all we finally see.
Swept up in eternity’s tide of gladness,
We will simply burst.
kpeterson April 5, 2013
“And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ And He said, ‘Write, for these words are faithful and true.'” Revelation 21:4-5
If you want to spend a little more time contemplating That Day, I encourage you to click over to Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Rise” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa8w7mGug0c