I read somewhere about a pier of longing. When a ship has sailed away the pier remains, as a kind of memorial to the hopes, dreams, sorrows, Longings and loss of human beings both the ones left behind and the ones who have journeyed onwards.
Have you ever stood in your life like you were on that pier?
I know I have.
There is a deep, spiritual longing for beauty and Hope and Eternity but also the longing for what was beautiful and secure in the past. It’s kinda like a longing for both Eden and Heaven.
This can only be comforted and held in the Presence of
GOD. He alone holds the past and the future in His Hands. Christ came to forge this link for ALL who follow Him.
Psm 42 Verses 1,2,3 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for you O my God, My soul thirsts for God for the living God. When shall I Come and appear before Him?
In the here and now I will drink from the River of Living water.
For all of us this DAY.
If anyone thirsts let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 73:7B-38
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Wonderful post. The past does tug at one’s heart stings, but looking forward to a heavenly home tugs harder. I have stood on that pier of longing many times.
I have often wondered what it will feel like when we have finally been called home and the longing to which you speak has at last been fulfilled. Peace, serenity, fulfillment…for what more could we long for now that we are in His presence.