Living in between this world and the next

Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday where we write straight from the heart, as it comes, letting words fall as they will without worrying about perfection.

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Today’s prompt is:‘In between’


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In between

In-between life and death 
lies despair and dying 
hopes crushed and crying 
And we have love and laughter
expectation of joy ever after
with family and friends 
when losing loved ones is not the end
Waiting for healing that doesn’t always come
seeing grace revealing Jesus as God’s Son
we try and we falter to live life aright 
in this topsy-turvy world of pain and sadness
 where you still shine your Light
So we continue believing all will be better
your goodness receiving in word, deed and letter
Our hearts yearn for more than eyes can see
as we cling to today for all we are worth
knowing tomorrow brings forth
new hope, life and birth
With the rising of each morning sun 
help us stay eager for the hope to come 
as to your hand we faithfully cling 

When all feels overwhelming 
keep us resting in the peace 
and calm only you can bring
to comfort our hearts as we linger 
in between this world and the next
Help us do our part 
by living faithful
to all things unseen
proclaiming your Truth with zeal and zest 
ushering in your kingdom to come 
with grateful hearts
as we finally enter your rest
©JoyLenton2013
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“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So 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 4:17-18

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8 Comments

  1. Dear Joy
    What a beautiful picture! Oh, what a day when we all will be together forever in heaven with Jesus where there will only be rest and peace! I am so grateful that we can already experience His peace that passes understanding as we learn how to live in Him here on this side of eternity already.
    Blessings
    Mia

    1. What a day indeed, Mia! Yes, we are blessed to have His peace with us "on this side of eternity" as we journey nearer our heart's true, forever home. Thank you for your lovely comment. Blessings of peace, health and strength to you.

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