One Day

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. 1 Corinthians 13: 12-13 Message

When my mom died, I remember sitting in Pizza Hut with one of my brothers and my dad after we left the hospital.   My dad insisted we grab a bite to eat since we hadn’t eaten all day.  I can only recall one thing I said while sitting in the booth waiting for our pizza.

Dad, do you ever feel as if this life is just a dream and when we die it’s like we finally fully wake up?

I have no clue what my dad’s response was to me.

Even today, I sometimes get that feeling. Dreams don’t always make sense to us and portions of them often seem incomplete and fuzzy.  Life often leaves me scratching my head like a weird dream.  When I was younger, that lack of understanding used to scare me.  It used to have me running in fear.  But now it doesn’t.  Now it has me holding on tightly in faith.  I cling to what I know to be true.

We see and we taste just a fraction of the life God has planned for us.  One day, I will wake up fully.  One day, I will understand completely.


14 thoughts on “One Day

  1. bill (cycleguy)

    This is what we hope for. When my mother was dying, she would doze off for long periods of time. She would wake and say, “Oh I’m still here.” She longed to close her eyes and open them in heaven.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Bill, thanks for sharing this. I can picture that scene. What a beautiful memory she left you too.

  2. Jim

    That question just hit me like a ton of bricks. I don’t even know what else to say. Eileen, thanks for posting this!!!!!!!

  3. Debra

    Wow, just what I needed to read. This is how I am today- not seeing things clearly. I was denied for a power chair yesterday and although I know God has a plan I can’t see it clearly yet. Thank you for this.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Debra…love it when God guides us to the words we needed to read. Bill, who commented up above, had a post yesterday on his blog that did that for me. We need to make the choice to cling to Him even when things don’t make sense and even when we get frustrated.

  4. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – lately I’ve been saying I’m a pan-theorist, you know, it’ll all pan out in the end 🙂 But this post gives me confidence that one day, we will understand. Great post my friend.
    God bless

  5. Lorna Faith

    Thanks for sharing a raw moment in your life Eileen. I love what you said “I cling to what I know to be true…and One day I will wake up fully!” So true…awesome post:)

  6. Miriam Cheney

    This is so beautiful, Eileen, and true. I so had this sense when my dad was dying, two and a half years ago. We are in between the “now and the not-yet,” longing for that other world where all will truly be made new, where death is only the beginning. But the waiting is okay, if sometimes painful. We must remain until He calls us home. I love your header verse–“But you have set my feet in a spacious place.” So true! Thank you for posting this and publishing it on the Jeff Goins challenge blog. 🙂

    1. Eileen Post author

      We are in between the “now and the not-yet”…well said, Miriam. I’m sorry for your loss. So thankful for the hope we have of One Day!! Thank you for your comment and for clicking over!


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