June 22, 2016 alanscag When? When? APS - Written 6/26/2016 When? When will you see me? When will you finally see me? When will you finally see me standing right in front of you? I try to get your attention… But you’re not looking my way. You see what you want to see… And I’ll be what you need me to be… That was my promise the day you were born. But...I still stand here Hoping, praying that someday… You’ll actually see me. The man who wants more than anything For his son to be proud of him This man who has lived so you’d see That man I hoped you’d someday be A man that was pure in God’s eyes. All the life I have lived… All the things I have done… All the people that I’ve blessed Even some souls that I’ve won… More than a father… But just wanting his son… To see me… All of me… The real me… A heart that bleeds for God… A heart that beats for His Word… A heart that melts for His Spirit… A heart that longs for the Lord. When will you see… This life lived in faith When will you acknowledge This example for you to take? I’ll be gone soon enough My words will only remain Will you know me then? Will it be the same? When I’m on the other side And you are suddenly sad Will you remember me more Than your pops, than your Dad? Will you suddenly see Who I was, what I did How I touched, how I hurt How I loved, how I lived? Will it then be all clear? Will I then make more sense? Will you see all those lessons Will you regret all the time spent? Ignoring… Fighting… Withholding… Denying… How much we’re the same How much we’re alike The reasons we disconnected The crux of the fight? Between us All around us Always stealing our time Not forgiving Not releasing Always fogging our mind. I’ll be gone soon… I won’t be here When that day comes And you see… I was more than a father I was YOUR brother An example for you to follow Praying someday, you’d be. Then you’d teach him Then you’d show him Live the life for him to see Someday You…too will leave him But with your example He’ll know what to be. And he’ll teach his children About his father he’ll tell his son He’ll share our stories He’ll pass on our legacy He’ll teach them all about the One. That we lived for That we died for That we shared at every turn About our Savior About our Jesus About a grace we could not earn. So… When you finally see me When you finally get me When you finally “know me” for whom I really am Then you can teach him All about his heritage And about our Savior- the Great I AM! All that matters And all that makes any difference at all Is our life lived for Jesus- WHEN and only when... we’ve answered His Call!