I was made for more than this

I was made for more than this:

In the shimmer of a summer twilight 

the sunlight filters through the leaves and teases my soul

Touching a familiar ache

The shadow of an echo of a beauty I’ve never seen with human eyes

But the eyes of my heart behold and cannot look away

I know my destiny is somewhere beyond the sunset. 

I was made for more than this:

When everything is good and I know I’m blessed and yet …

Somehow I know there exists a surpassing better

Perfection impending

Suffering no longer existing

Glory beyond the mundane.

I was made for more than this:

And I feel like such a stranger on my own planet

As if in a few blinks this broken reality will shatter 

Everything wrong made right

As I find rest for my weariness. 

0 Replies to “I was made for more than this”

  1. This is beautiful, Susan. It reminds me of this CS Lewis quote: “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

    1. Ahh, what a fantastic quote! My thoughts go to Hebrews: “they were looking for a City with foundations whose Builder and Maker is God.”

  2. This is beautifully written! Personally, I have a hard time focusing on things beyond the diapers and tiny hands tugging me in different directions, but it’s something that I’m trying to make more of a priority!

    1. Totally understand! Every now and then I feel a tug on my heart and remember that there’s an entire eternity beckoning me!

  3. A beautiful longing for Heaven 🙂

    1. Exactly! When the perfect comes, the imperfect will disappear

  4. I actually often feel the same, but never actually put it into words….

    1. Awesome! We are deeply spiritual beings

  5. Beautiful piece!

    1. Thank you! I don’t write like this much

    1. Thanks! It was fun to write

  6. Love this! very beautifully written!

  7. Very uplifting way to start my morning! Thank you!

    1. Sure thing! Thoughts of heaven ❤️

  8. An inspiring way to start my morning. Thank you!

    1. Sure! Abstract thoughts are always fun

  9. What a beautiful piece! You are truly remarkable!

    1. Thank you! A little bit of soul-baring, lol

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, I love this so much. We should never put ourselves into a box of expectations or requirements, and we were all made for so much more. If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough! Thanks for sharing <3

    1. Sometimes we see so little …

  11. Thank you for the inspiration. I often feel this way, buy just like how you say, it goes away when you realize and accept that some things are meant not our way.

    1. It depends, I suppose on the season of life you are in

  12. This is a really beautiful piece. You’ve captured in words what I’ve felt many times.

    1. Every now and then it’s there, waiting, underneath the surface: the knowledge and desire

  13. I’m glad you shared this with us. This post has less words than your typical but… so much meaning! I’ve read it a few times over the past few days. I breathe, close my eyes, and pray. We were all made for more than our own purposes. Thank you for reminding. Bless you and your family.

    1. Thanks, Candy! There is something greater that we can’t see … a stronger love, a greater beauty, and a vaster greatness. We were made for it, and will not be satisfied until we arrive at the City with Foundations whose Builder and Maker is God!

  14. This is beautiful and a great reminder that there is more to come. ❤️

    1. Yes! Our hope is in heaven

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