What No Eye Has Seen

sunrise - November 1st, 2012 - Green Lake, WI

I saw Him in a room. He sat on the ground with his legs crossed with downward eyes. When I passed, he lifted his head and noticed me. His warm eyes drew me in with a silent kindness. Then he slowly rose to his feet. His eyes were still fixed on me with gentle persistence.

I stood still, able only to focus on Him.

As he stood a distance away, I sensed something I had never before experienced. His gentle gaze turned to knowing. His piercing eyes suddenly knew everything about me. I felt unable to keep anything hidden, feeling exposed and embarrassed. Who I was and what made me, all the things I had done and had failed to do, he knew it all. My soul felt fragile and transparent, like a glass container. My heart filled with fear and dread.

I wanted to hide, look away, but there was no escaping his eyes. He was drawing me in. Wordlessly he invited me to come near, desiring my presence.

Reluctantly, I drew closer. I was not able to withstand his unspoken request. All of a sudden the uneasiness of my exposure disappeared. Instead, a deep sensation of an unfamiliar love poured over me, a kinder, deeper, and more fulfilling love than I had ever known before. It was a love made of many loves, a lover’s love, a friend’s love, a father’s love, and so much more. This love slowly soaked into the crevices of my whole person. I closed my eyes and wanted to stay here, forever with him. It was as if I was made for this. Forgiveness.

I didn’t want to open my eyes. Slowly, the surroundings of my room came into focus. Nothing of me wanted to wake up from this. All of me waned to go back. I tried to hang on to the love in my heart – and his eyes. But like a pail of water poured into the sand on a beach, so dissipated that love into the ground of the dream. And like tiny droplets of water clinging to the inside of the pail, His forgiveness clung to my heart.

“God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
You gave Your Son,
so that we would not have to come and stand before You exposed.

We long for love to be real in us.
In Your mercy show us glimpses of this love today.
LORD, we need You to pour love into our hearts so we can love others.
All love pours from Your heart into ours.
Fill us today with kindness, compassion,
gentleness, goodness, and mercy –
And mostly forgiveness. 
Renew our minds today
and make our love to look more like Christ’s each day,
Who loved You first and then loved others.” 

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But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—
1 Corinthians 2:9

15 responses to “What No Eye Has Seen”

  1. Thanks for sharing this link on Mitch’s post. This is beautiful, Heidi.

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    1. Thank you, Bill … It’s something I go back to over and over… God’s love is indeed something we cannot fully comprehend in this life. Thank you for showing us glimpses of it through your faithfulness and example! Love you, friend~


  2. Beautiful indeed. I’ve been there, too.

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    1. Thanks for your post today, Mitch!


  3. What a beautiful dream! What a wonderful prayer and what gorgeous photos. Thank you so much for sharing. Dream, prayer, photos have enriched my soul.

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    1. Thank you Carol, for your visit and kind comment. Glad the Lord allowed us to cross (cyber) paths 🙂

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  4. How wonderful! I love when God encounters us in our dreams!

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    1. I only had one dream like this, ever. It has left me with a deep unexplainable longing in my heart. I just can’t wait to see Him, Rene. You know it will be so much more than we can even imagine 🙂 Whatever you are going through, remember this is not where we will be forever! Blessings to you, dear sister

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  5. What a wonderful encounter, Heidi. While the intensity of the experience will dissipate, He forever changes us in the experience. Shame and fear flees in His love. That’s true transformation.
    Like you, I long to be there again and again! And we will fully know as we are known when we pass from this life into greater glory. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mel for your encouragement. The phrase that comes to mind is, “Fully known and completely loved”. For the longest time I was hesitant to share this for fear I would portray our Lord in the wrong way. But God reminded me that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and LOVE and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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  6. Thank you Heidi for this precious glimpse of Him and prayer to love like Him! You have helped me more than you know , as I ask what He wants me to do. Love others like He loves me.:). Blessings and joy to you and yours!

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    1. While we can imitate God’s love here, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will never fully know this kind of love, until we get to heaven. You are a beautiful example of His love to those who meet you! Keep going, dear sister!


    1. Beautiful God, Susan 🙂

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