Five Minute Friday: SEE -

From Lisa-Jo Baker, the Gypsy Mama"On Fridays around these parts we like to write. Not for comments or traffic or anyone else's agenda. But for fun, for practice, for joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker. We love to just write without worrying if it's just right or not. For five minutes flat."

Today's prompt: See

~ Go ~ 

Just the thought of the word "SEE" sends my heart racing. It also sets my mind scrambling in a million directions. It's in a million songs and in a million ways, my heart aches to know it. To be able to do it. 

To SEE beyond this world into the next, and to SEE Him as He is, so I can love Him as I desire to. But I'm stuck here, with blinders on, not to mention a blindfold and I'm stumbling and falling and tripping and worrying and fearing and trusting and holding and begging....and I'm blind. 

Yesterday a dear friend who I think has seen this life more clearly than most.....went to Heaven to SEE FULLY what we all desire to see. She has seen Him. She has beheld the face we weep to see. She has gone from this world of blindness and sin to a world without sin and is filled with glory in every way.

Heaven is ... getting to open your eyes and behold ... what we've dreamed of since we knew to dream. 

And when her eyes were opening and shutting, and as I gazed lovingly into them with just a few inches of hospital bed keeping us apart, I whispered to her "You know I'm jealous, don't you? I wish I could go too." and she smiled, because oh, she knew. She was not greatly looking forward to death, but how very much she was looking forward to Heaven!! 

She sees Who she has longed for, has loved, has desired to know.
She is fully alive, well and more Home than we've ever been, and she SEES better than we can even imagine. 

Because she SEES the delight and the holy love in His eyes and it is reflected in her own. 

"As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness." 
~ Psalm 17: 15 ~ 

Congratulations, Elise. I'll miss you so very much and can't wait to SEE you again soon. 

"Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what we believe."
~ St. Augustine ~ 

~ Stop ~

With love always,
~ Jean Marie ~ 


  1. Janna Lynas1/10/14, 7:47 PM

    Jean Marie,

    I am so sorry for the loss of looking into the eyes of your dear friend, but I hear your words and know you believe.

    I, too, can't wait, for what could compare, what could be better than looking into the eyes of our saviour?

    Praying for you tonight.

  2. Oh! That's so bittersweet. I'm glad she knew the Savior of the world. I'm sorry you had to lose her at this time. I hope the truth that she WILL see her again will strengthen and help you as you grieve and miss her.

    Rebecca K.

  3. Beautiful words and a sweet tribute to someone so dear to you. How sobering and enlivening as you anticipate the one day reuniting. Then you both will see without any blinders.
    May God comfort you in your loss.

  4. The song "I Can Only Imagine" comes to mind when I read your post... and what wonderful things are in store to see... I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Praying for you.


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