I See

I took Madelyn to her karate lesson.  I promised to watch from the viewing windows.  And.  I did.  I watched her glance at the windows whenever she could, scanning the faces looking through the glass.  Each time she turned from the viewing windows, she shrugged her shoulders and went back to her workout with a little less enthusiasm. I waved, winked, and smiled whenever she turned towards my direction.  But.  I knew she did not see me.  I never left.  I stood, watching her graceful-powerful movements, loving every part of her, inside-out, desperate to get her attention.

It took a long thirty minutes until she saw me, waving at me as if, I had been lost at sea and had returned years after.  And, me?  I jumped, waved, saluted, laughed and cheered, with the triumph of a Nobel Prize winner.  There we were.  She on one side, I on the other. From then on, she smiled, glancing at me when she completed a set of her teacher’s instructions.  Without fail, I nodded, affirming I had seen her marvelous work.    I focused on her with all of my might and strength, wanting her to feel my love come through the window.

When she came through the doorway and made her way to my place at the viewing window, she came running.  And. We hugged as if, we had not spent a moment together.  I congratulated her, saying, “I love you!  You did a great job.  I’m so proud of you.” Those that had been waiting with me smiled and laughed. In that small space of time, I kept thinking that as I tried to gain Madelyn’s attention, God wants my attention to see more.

As Easter comes–I want to look closely and see: God sees us through love. We are never lost to God.  God is always with us.  God never leaves.  God never fails.

  • Through the amazing grace of Christ, we receive the ability to know God sees and loves us with more love than seems possible.  We never need to feel alone or feel lost–look and you will find.


  • When our time on earth is finally over, we are able to freely run through the door between heaven and earth because of what Christ did.  We do not need to fear death; Christ has freed us to experience life forever.


  • On that day, we will run into the arms of God, experiencing more than can be understood on this side.  Life eternal.


  • All who have been waiting in heaven will celebrate as the Divine word is issued, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Do you see? It matters–Kerrie Madelyn at karate 1Madelyn karate 3madelyn karate may You can find The Red Door Community Church Page on Facebook.  We would love you to join us! We will be sending The Red Door Prayer and Information Publication for April in a couple of weeks.  We are praying for many individuals to stand with us.

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(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (https://www.tablethink.com), co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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