It’s easy to believe in Heaven on mornings like this one……
when the air is sweet and the stars are still winking but
just about to depart from sight.
I walk on tasting the day, knowing how sweet and precious it is.
How fleeting each moment and how important it is to think of time how God does.
Like each day is as a thousand years and how a thousand years a day.
Weightless and free and yet bound to this earth.
I walk on and I flush out a dove, startled from her place.
In wonder, I pray in my place of silence
I wonder at how I can cry the tears of the bitter waters of Marah
and in the next breath have streams of living waters to
flush out my sorrow and replace it with joy.
I marvel at my God.
Whatever happens here:
I have at the very most 35 years this side of Heaven
and then a permanent vacation where peaceful waters flow
and there is no crying only endless joy
a ribbon of eternity stretching out further than my eye can see.
Yes, I grab my cup of coffee and settle in my chair.
I can see it from here.