Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Trip

      One day I’m going on a trip. Not now, but one day. I’ve been packing for it for several years, and I’ve sent things ahead. When I first began thinking about the trip I wasn’t very excited because I wasn’t familiar with my destination. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and if I would like it once I got there. The more I thought about it, and read about it, the more I looked forward to taking it, so much so that I began sending more stuff ahead to be waiting for me when I arrived.

      Before I knew it, I began thinking about the trip all the time. Everything I did was based on how it would affect my time there.  An excitement grew within me, and a longing to go there. It was though I was no longer living in my homeland…my heart belonged somewhere else…to someone else. You see, I will be meeting the one I love there, face to face. He is waiting for me to arrive. He wrote me love letters long ago that I read over and over. I talk to Him as often as I can, and when I do, it is like there is no distance between us. He knows me better than I know myself…better than anyone knows me. He has prepared a lovely place for me, fit for a princess. He has been working on it longer than I have been preparing for my trip. He has a reputation for creating the most beautiful things; I won’t be disappointed.
      All that I have sent ahead are things for Him. They are things I knew he would like and would have packed himself if He were here. Because I have read his letters and know him, I am familiar with what will please him and what will not. He has been so kind and loving to me, I want to please him and show him I love him too.
      The wait won’t be too long now, but there is still so much left to do. I don’t want to waste a minute. If my ride comes, I want to be ready to go, having everything sent ahead and no looking back with regret. I only have a one way ticket…no return. He purchased it for me, and it cost him all he had.  
This is the promise He left with me ~
“I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” ~John 14:3

And he signed it Jesus.

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~Matthew 6:20 - 21


  1. This is beautiful. We all need to live with such active and eager anticipation.

  2. Great message. I kept thinking it was heaven you were talking about and I thought "I'm going with her!"

  3. OH what sweet words! Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Looking forward to the same trip! Beautifully written. Can't wait to meet you there!

  5. Thank you for this sweet, sweet reminder!

  6. I LOVE your story. This is so well written and I love the perspective! It's fresh! Thanks so much for linking up with The Wednesday Word yesterday! Hope to see you next week :)

  7. What a beautiful post! Thank you for writing this!


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