A New Earth

Today’s photo was taken by Gerlene Branham and used by permission. All rights reserved by photographer.

Do you have a “Bucket List”?
Things you’d like to do,
Places you’d like to visit,
Adventures you’d like to try?
I did, then I saw a preview of New Earth,
And it changed my mind about my list.

Do you have a “Bucket List”?
Conversations you’d want to have?
Songs you want to play and sing?
Silences you’d like to share?
I did, then I learned about Heaven,
And I realized they could all be real still.

This life changed my “Bucket List”
To accommodate my physical limits.
But, what if on the New Earth I can do anything?
Handglide, skydive, swim?
Visit the New Jerusalem and Christ?
What if I can climb rocks at Cades Cove?

Who says I can’t on the New Earth,
Do all these things and more?
Writers block gone, creative juice flowing.
Best of all, imagine, conversations with God!
And He does show me all the whys,
And our love is stronger for the journey Home?

My Bucket List in light of all this?
Stay the course, finish my race, love humanity.
Allow God use of the talents I have.
Make it home to hear, “Well done”.
Quite the list for an amputee with Lymphedema.
Still learning about Heaven and the New Earth.

Don’t you think?
d.f.a.v. 7/13/15

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