Where Is Heaven Today?
Is Heaven up there somewhere later?
Today's Heaven, is it nearby?
I have seen it in a smile.
I have seen it in a helping hand.
I have seen it on bended knees.
I have seen it in patient teaching.
I have seen it in nature's symmetry.
I have seen it in the stars of the Milky Way.
I have seen it in the trusting faces of children.
I have seen it in the hands of a surgeon.
I have seen it in the smallest things:
-----in the thanks given for success,
-----in the tenderness of a mother holding a sleeping child,
-----in the knowing wink of a grandparent,
-----in the tears of joy at a homecoming,
-----in the tears of love at a parting,
-----in each sacrifice of one for another.
I have seen it in another's deep contemplation.
I have seen it in a sinner's remorse.
I have seen it in the practiced skill of musicians.
I have seen it in the purity of babes
-----in the excitement of youth,
-----in the adoration of lovers,
-----in the partnerships of the elderly.
I have seen it in you,
and I hope to glimpse it reflected in the eyes of others today..
Those hands have served so many others, just as they will today.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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