*This poem was seriously put in my head just months before 3 family members were diagnosed with cancer. I didn’t even understand the depth of what I was writing at the time. It means INFINITELY more to me now!

The splendor before me is beyond description
Like a palace but more, its better than fiction
The grand beauty and joy surrounding its glory
The people so free who want to share their story

My body weighed down with confusion and sorrow
Just a moment of their joy I wish I could borrow
I stare at the crowds so full of happiness and bliss
They’re singing and dancing and I’m stuck with this….

I begin to walk with no direction in hand
But my feet seem to lead as fast as they can
I am led to an entrance, the most beautiful I’ve seen
Its shimmering walls with décor so pristine

And further I’m lead to a room so warm and secure
As if part of my load was lifted right at the door
This room was different, as if set aside
For something much more then just stepping inside

I lifted my eyes and saw Him sitting alone
With a glow and a smile on a magnificent throne
He reached out for me saying “what took you so long?”
“I’ve been patiently waiting to make you healthy and strong!”

“Its burdens and weights I want you to lay at my feet
But when your heart is broken, down here we will meet”
He stepped down from His throne to sit next to me
and with His arms wrapped around me, I could finally see,

That His love is much more than we can conceive
He waits patiently for us to truly believe
He makes the blind to see and the lame to walk
He heals the sick and doesn’t even need us to talk

I turned so I could see My Lord Jesus face to face
and asked Him if He would stay with me as I leave this place
He answered “I will never leave you nor forsake you, this you should know
And because you have asked me, of course I will go”