Monday, February 11, 2013
Do You Have Eternity Stamped on Your Eyeballs?
Jonathan Edwards made that prayer famous: "God, stamp eternity on my eyeballs!"
Only two things are eternal: God's Word and souls.
Oh that we would get fresh perspective in the mundane and see the spilled milk in light of eternity.
Oh that as mothers we would perceive our position as one of everlasting significance!
The fingerprints on the glass...
The mountains of laundry...
The corrections that are repeated and repeated and repeated...
The baby in the highchair, the man-cub that is learning to push himself further than he thought he could go, the teen that is making decisions that will frame the rest of her life who needs mother's guidance.
These are eternal matters. They are the small things, the layers, that make up the big picture. Each day in our homes we are called to be faithful to the task of nurturing these little souls that will last forever.
Don't lose sight of it. They need our love, they need our focused attention, they need us to depend on the Lord's strength to sacrifice our own desires for theirs instead.
They need us to set our minds on things above, not on things of the earth.
God, stamp eternity on our eyeballs.