Every once in a while…












Every once in a while…

Something big hits me.

It grips me.
Catches my throat.
Takes my breath away.
Bruises my heart.
Overwhelms my mind.
Passes understanding.
It’s too big for me.
I am overwhelmed.

Every once in a while…

Something big hits me.
A memory…
Seen with today’s understanding
A glimpse into the future…
With the strength of hope and faith combined.
A decision…
Accompanied by courage and determination.
An idea…
Bright with promise.
Every once in a while…

Something big hits me
Someone…
A friend…
Truly connects, and it scares us both
A child…
Gives an adult the ability to see heaven
A widow…
Laughs and dances again in joy
A hero…
Dies and his legacy begins to be revealed
Every once in a while…

Something big hits me.
Realizing
A pain…
is no longer hurting
A fear…
has lost it’s power
The lonely…
is set into a family
The broken…
is made new
The empty…
is filled and overflows
Every once in a while…

Something big hits me.
that I, the lost one
Was found.
It grips me.
Catches in my throat.
Takes my breath away.
Bruises my heart.
Overwhelms my mind.
Passes understanding.
Every once in a while…every day.
April 2011
Tammara Heaslip
Inspired by:

Woe is me, for I am undone!
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.
Isaiah 6:5 para

What is man that You are mindful of him?
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
and set him over the works of Your hands.
but now we do not yet see all things put under him…
But we see Jesus
crowned with glory and honor
the He by the grace of God might taste death for everyone
for it was fitting for Him, for who are all things and by whom are all tihngs,
In bringing many sons to glory
To make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings…
Hebrews 2:6-10 para