One Eye on the Horizon


May these words encourage you on the path you travel today…


Lord, What of tomorrow,

what about today?

kneeling in my flannel gown

in stillness I do pray.


Asking many questions-

thoughts I long to convey

Pouring out my heart

in His presence I long to stay


I come

before your holy throne


this world is not my own…


I say-



what about tomorrow, what about today?

This world is coming undone

it’s splitting at the fray


I know I’m not to worry,

be anxious or fret

But, I can’t quite

get  beyond the pain

of this world yet-


I’m standing on this shoreline

staring out to sea,

my feet upon this earth now-

yet,  I see eternity.


It’s somewhere in the distance

still beyond my reach,

so show me what it is today,

I’ve yet to learn and teach.


I’ve got one eye on the horizon,

and you’ve set your eye on me

more than any sparrow

because of Calvary.

You spelled Love

upon that Cross

for all the world to see.


Here we are, your children,

from sea to shining sea.


We’ve got one eye on the horizon-

Casting our cares at

your feet

pressing on despite our fears

We will not accept defeat –

Trusting you’re returning soon

Love will come to stay

So, I’ll keep my eye on the horizon-

Lord, might it be today?



Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

12 thoughts on “One Eye on the Horizon

  1. I read this twice, Dawn, thinking, this could be a song! And timely. I seem to have my one eye on the horizon, too, much more this Advent than any other, thinking so much more about not just the Bethlehem one but maybe even more the one to come (Soon? Methinks. How different it will all be then, praise God!)

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  2. Beautiful!!! Like another post, I kept hearing this in a song! Thank you for sharing and putting some of my feelings into word form when I could not!!

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  3. I love this, Dawn: “I’ve got one eye on the horizon,
    and you’ve set your eye on me
    more than any sparrow
    because of Calvary.”
    Knowing he has his eye on me is a miracle of all miracles! Praying you have a blessed Christmas season!

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