Anne Peterson

I write stories and goosebump poetry

Imagine That (FmF)


Imagine what it will be like when we open our eyes and see clearly for the very first time.

When all around are those we love who went before us. There at the table people are laughing and smiling bigger than ever.

And as you stand there with your mouth gaped open you see him. He’s much better than anything you could imagine.

His eyes are deep and when you look into them you get lost because of their depth.

You are drawn to him with a pull like no other you’ve ever known.

And all you can do is stare. Stare at the hands outstretched to you. You see the holes he left there.

And you know he knows you. Just like the times he sat with you when everyone else left.

He puts his hand on your shoulder and you feel a warmth that radiates your whole being.

And he speaks your name. And then you cry.

Because you’ve heard that voice before. It was the voice that tried to comfort you when you lost one loved one after another. The same voice that told you,

“It’s going to be okay.”

And you know what? He was right. You’re with him now. Forever.

Imagine that.

Linking up with Lisa Jo Baker at Five minute Friday.

About Anne Peterson

I write words you can feel, sometimes they rhyme. If I'm not writing, I'm telling stories from my head, to little ones who call me grandma.

22 Replies

  1. Beautiful Post Anne and a good reminder that we are never alone. You amaze me how well you write in just five minutes. thank you for sharing and I love that sky full of clouds and sunshine.

    1. Kath,

      Thanks for reading Kath, and for your kind comment. I thought that picture worked well too.

  2. I was imagining something similar when I wrote Anne. It will be amazing, won’t it? Thank you for the reminder of all that is to come that helps us with all that currently is. Bless you. Stopping by from FMF.

    1. Thanks for reading Elizabeth. Yes, it’s a day I look forward to.

  3. “It’s going to be okay” Yes, it is. Thank you for your words & your picture is beautiful! (visiting from 5MF)

    1. April,
      Thanks for reading. And for your comment.

  4. Anne, this is beautiful! Just what I needed!
    Believing that “all will be OK” is what takes me from day to day, from one miracle to the next, still within the chaos. So Yes! He is looking behind the clouds, arranging and rearranging those miracles, smililng with our persistence and trust that all will be OK.
    Blessings Anne!
    And Love!

    1. Katina,

      It’s just what I needed today, and everyday. I love the thought of him looking behind the clouds. Thanks for reading, Katina, and for your comment.

  5. Imagine that! Perfect love casts out all fear. And we are home…. Thank you Anne.

    1. Audrey,

      Yes, perfect love does cast out fear. I love to imagine the day I go home, where I long to be. Thanks for reading Audrey.

  6. This was beautiful and I imagined along with you! Reminds me of the song “I Can Only Imagine”!

    1. Brenda,
      Thanks for reading and your comment. I love that song. It brings such comfort.

  7. I imagine I’ll see and know my babes. {two unborn littles}. And they already know Him. What a blessing.

    1. Mrs. H.,

      I have one up there as well. Possibly two. It does bring comfort to know He is with them.

  8. This is lovely 🙂 x

    1. Thanks so much. Glad you liked it. I sure enjoyed writing it.

  9. So beautiful, Anne. I’m looking forward to this day.

    1. Sometimes I feel sad when I think of when God talks about Christians that turn lukewarm. May it never be said about us. There were words to a hymn I remember. “Oh that will be, glory for me, Glory for me, Glory for me. When by His grace I shall look on His face. That will be Glory, Be glory for me.”

  10. Brought tears to my eyes!

    1. Lucie,

      Thanks for reading. Tears of joy and anticipation I hope.

  11. Oh I have imagined so many times what it will be like to finally be at home in the presence of the Lord. So beautiful Anne. BTW, I love the new look of your blog, it is “you”!!!!

  12. Kathleen,

    Heaven is one thing we know we can not over-imagine. It will not be something we will exhale disappointed sighs about. We will see Him. We’ll finally see the one who gave his life to spend eternity with us.

    Thanks for checking out my new blog. I do like it a lot. Knowing it is reflecting who I am is great.

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