I sat on the outer edge
Of eternity last night.
It was like a circle
Of a pure, perpetual light.
I watched time disintegrate
Before my very eyes.
The months, the years, the hours...
Shattered like so many sighs.
It was like a veil had lifted
And I could spiritually foresee
The vastness of a endless span
God calls eternity.
It stretched out so sublimely
A dimension beyond my finite
And fragile human mind.
Gazing into the great forever,
I desired to journey on.
For in the far off distance
Shone the spendor of God's Throne.
Every color was transparent!
Every space was so alive!
Eternity was the only place
Where death could not survive.
But, wait! Was that a Voice I heard?
The sound was so intense!
It soared into my spirit
And filled my every sense!
"You cannot enter now, my child,
But see what lies in store?
Here in this circle I've created
Life will last forever more."
Suddenly a magnetic force
Brought me backwards into time!
Back in the world, I wondered,
Had I been shown a sign?
Was eternity approaching?
Was the Lord soon to return?
Was time reduced to moments?
What would God have had me learn?
Had I departed in a dream?
Or reached into reality?
God only knows...but this I know
He let me touch eternity.
September 24, 2008
"For we fix our eyes not on what
is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but
what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18
"So just as sin reigned in death,
so also grace might reign through
righteousness to bring eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"The man who loves his life will
lose it, while the man who hates
his life in this world will keep
it for eternal life."