Coffee for Your Heart- Home

LAC Unit 3- saliboats-1


By Susie Teramura


 Bleachers full,

Parents and siblings

Dressed in

Red and black,

Full of energy,

And anticipation,


Boys warm up

On the field,

Passing footballs,

Waiting for

The whistle

To blow

And begin

The game,


The announcer

Welcomes all,

And invites us

To face the flag,

And the National Anthem

Plays loud,

And clear,

Filling the air,

And the flag flaps

Free in the wind,


And somehow

It feels different,

Today in light

Of world events,

Of terrorists

In Paris,

And things

Gone crazy,


Hearing the words

Of the National Anthem

Remind me

Of our great country,

And that

I am apart

Of a larger entity,

A citizen of the

United States of America.


And somehow

It feels right,

To be under

That flag,

That authority,

That place of belonging,

A land

Flawed and broken

But still my home


But then

The breeze blows

In thoughts of You

And a sense

Of profound


Sets deep

In my heart.


In reality,

I am citizen

Of Your country,

And Heaven,

It’s my real home.


And I belong to

A perfect place

Where pain,

And tears,

Are no more.


And I will dwell

In this place,

Where there

Is only good,

And love,

And light.


And You,

King of All,

Lord of Love,

Are my Daddy,

And nothing

Can change that.


My birthright,

Bought by

Your blood is

Sealed forever

In love.


Seated at the

Right hand

of my Father,

That’s my place,

That’s my home,

And that’s

Where I’m headed,

When this

Life is done.


As the music ends,

And the game begins,

The flag flaps its colors

Bright in the sun

Reminding me

My home is secure,

My victory is won.


Philippians 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Deuteronomy 18:2

….. the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them

Ephesians 2:6

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

John 14:2

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

7 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Home

  1. Thank you again, Susie, for the hope that shines from your poems. As I read, I feel drawn closer to our Father. It’s such a comfort to remember through your poem and the verses you select that we are citizens of the King of all kings and that our birthright is sealed in Jesus’ blood. I always enjoy your art work, too. I especially love the birds on birds. It’s so bright and cheery. 🙂 Blessings and hugs to you!

  2. Susie,
    Your picture makes me want to sit at that table and enjoy the view of the boats! Your thoughts about standing under the flag and yet realizing our citizenship is in heaven someday are so insightful. Our hearts are secure in the one who holds our future in his hands, no matter what circumstances we might encounter. This promise is especially comforting in uncertain days during uncertain times, isn’t it? It’s always amazing to me when I read verses I’ve read many times in the past but new circumstances shine a new light on them and I’m encouraged anew! Love how you always include intentional scripture verses that speak right to me! xo

  3. Hi Valerie 🙂 That would be nice 🙂 The times seem so uncertain I find myself needing to remind myself of truth and that God is in charge; to hear his word with my heart so my feet will follow. Thank you for your comments and being so faithful to visit me. It has blessed me today more than you know!! Grateful for you and your encouragement 🙂 Sending love and hugs

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