Monday, October 24, 2011

I grow Homesick for Heaven -

This morning I woke up with this old hymn in my head. I love how the nights I go to bed, praying God will make all things new and come back soon, I wake up with Heaven songs on my mind. :) The first verse was playing in my mind when I awoke.

Photos all taken in October 2010 - flying home from Colorado.

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"No Disappointment in Heaven"
Music & Lyrics written by: Frederick M. Lehman in 1914,
Harmony written by his daughter: Claudia L. Mays.

"There's no disappointment in Heaven, No weariness, sorrow or pain;
No hearts that are bleeding and broken, No song with a minor refrain.
The clouds of our earthly horizon will never appear in the sky,
For all will be sunshine and gladness, with never a sob or a sigh!


I'm bound for that beautiful city, My Lord has prepared for His own;
Where all the redeemed of all ages sing "Glory!" around the white throne;
Sometimes I grow Homesick for Heaven, and the glories I there shall behold;
What a joy that will be when my Savior I see, in that beautiful city of gold.


We'll never pay rent for our mansion, the taxes will never come due,
Our garments will never grow threadbare, but always be fadeless and new,
We'll never be hungry or thirsty, nor languish in poverty there,
For all the rich bounties of Heaven His sanctified children will share.


I'm bound for that beautiful city, My Lord has prepared for His own;
Where all the redeemed of all ages sing "Glory!" around the white throne;
Sometimes I grow Homesick for Heaven, and the glories I there shall behold;
What a joy that will be when my Savior I see, in that beautiful city of gold.


There'll never be crepe on the doorknob, No funeral train in the sky;
No graves on the hillsides of glory, for there we shall nevermore die.
The old will be young there forever, transformed in a moment of time;
Immortal we'll stand in His likeness, the stars and the sun to outshine.


I'm bound for that beautiful city, My Lord has prepared for His own;
Where all the redeemed of all ages sing "Glory!" around the white throne;
Sometimes I grow Homesick for Heaven, and the glories I there shall behold;
What a joy that will be when my Savior I see, in that beautiful city of gold."
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These days I don't understand much. But this I understand - God's promises to His children are REAL and TRUE, and will NEVER empty out before all is fulfilled. We shall SEE GOD, and we shall dwell with Him FOREVER. The old things will be passed away, and will not be remembered. One day it won't matter if I understand, because I will be with Him, and all that I will need to know will flood my mind as I look upon Him, and as His gaze settles on my face, and I know I am finally Home - forever to stay by His side!

I am my Beloved's and He is Mine.

Bent down low, with tears streaming down my face, I will KNOW Whom I have believed. Who I have ached to see since I can remember, and Who lives in me, unseen, but beating in my soul.
This is glorious!!! Glorious promise of our Father to us! I just can't wait. This all pales in comparison to looking forward to that. It will be the sweetest day I have ever known.
And I love that so many people I love will be there ..... don't you want to go too?
Love to you all,
~ Jean Marie ~

P.S. Don't be worried, but I will be taking a small sabbatical from blogging. About a week or so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes!--in that day it won't matter that we didn't understand here. Seeing Him face-to-face will be EVERYTHING!--mcd