Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Life is a tiny glimpse of eternity...

It has been been tugging on my heart all week that life is just a tiny glimpse of eternity. We see this in the beauty of a new born baby, the power of the ocean, the smell of the summer winds, and the love between a husband and wife. I am amazed at the way God has already lived out our lives in His perfect will. I mean, if you think about it, He knew us before we were a glimmer in our mother's eye. He knew the exact moment in time we would take our first breath and knows precisely when we will take our last. He's felt the sorrows and joys we have experienced and will be there for those to come. He cares for us so intimately that he hears our cries and can feel our pain. Really though, it wasn't supposed to be this way. Every sorrow we experience can be traced back to the day Adam and Eve turned their backs on God. Thankfully, He is a gracious Father and although we are ever running from Him, He is always waiting with open arms. Does that make it ok for us to consistently fail him? No, however, he has an amazing way of balancing his mighty wrath with gracious love. I am thankful today that he sent his son to this earth to live out a life full of all of the joys and sorrows we experience. He was not only our Savior but our advocate. Sitting beside the Father as a representative for "man". He felt everything we felt. He hurt. He laughed. He understood.

So, when you are feeling a bit down, just remember God has got it under control. Why do we worry? Isn't this life but a glimmer of light in a rising sun??

A.W. Tozer puts it best:

"The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart."


1 comment:

  1. So beautifully written, Annie. I just discovered your (Josh's) blog, and I'm so glad I did! Though I've never been through a deployment with Chris with a family, I have been through one, and I know the vast spectrum of emotions one goes through. I also know that God is going to use this time for you both very mightily, and that He will bless you and grow you in ways you never imagined. It's SO comforting to know that God is always in control! You're such an amazing example of a godly wife to Josh, and beautiful mother to your baby girl. I'll be praying for you guys (and reading updates!) :)