Eye Has Not Seen

March 12, 2019

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
–I Corinthians 2.9

She sat across from me in the Credit Union, the banker.

In delicate patience, she splayed the tiny lavender petals I brought her into the pages of a book. Tucked the book into her top drawer. Smiled with her eyes. “They’ll make beautiful earrings.”

She was right. She was right about so much, as she ministered to me–a sister Christian.

Back and forth. We listened and learned. Our hunger for new direction, strong, bold, and sure.

Behind her in the windowsill, Rose of Sharon seeds sprouted. They grew like metaphor in plain brown dirt.

She lifted a framed quote and read it to me.

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

It is true. We both know it.

I wept. It was okay. She did too.

We enter New Seasons. It is scary, risky, bold.

We are the Chambered Nautilus. With God’s direction, we create a new room.

So that day..the first one of retirement…I felt empowered and filled with Joy.

I will be the Patty I’ve always been.

Thanks be to God, who fulfills all our dreams.