I Wonder

As I think about those who
have preceded me in life,
I wonder.

They are shadows or transparent beings
who move in and out, and 
I wonder.

Characteristics come to mind and these beings appear -
these loved ones, and
I wonder.

How can it be that what once seemed forever here
is physically gone but here? and
I wonder.
 Photo by Samuel Silitonga

These thoughts came to mind one day as a memory of my father-in-law floated through. I could see him in my mind’s eye in a situation past; yet he was transparent. I wonder about such things from time to time. One thing I observe about these memories is that characteristics and behaviors remain, and these attributes serve as memories bringing loved ones close. This stirs in me a deep desire to have the Master mold me in such a way that when I become a memory; I hope others will see His touch was upon my life.

“So our faces are not covered. They show the bright glory of the LORD, as the Lord’s Spirit makes us more and more like our glorious Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18 (CEV).

Blessings of love and peace,
Jacquie ♥
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Your Place of Encouragement ♥


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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

15 thoughts on “I Wonder

  1. Good afternoon, Jacquie, I join you in such transcendent wonder. Thank you for sharing your reflections so openly with us. And I agree with Sally. We can see His handprint upon your posts, for surely His vessels will leave behind His love, wisdom and compassion. May He bless you with assurance of what I just prayed/typed dear sister.

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  2. Hi Jacquie, Your post reminded me of the song, “Spirit of A Living God”: Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. 🎵
    May we be Christian role models even as memories. 🌺

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