2 of our favorite Christmas presents...an hour glass and The Quotable C.S. Lewis.
"Humans live in time...therefore...attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself and to...the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity...in it alone freedom and actuality are offered." C.S. Lewis
This sand hour glass was a Christmas gift to me from a dear friend. This was the toughest year of her life. She lost the love of her life and he left 3 beautiful boys in her care.
As we (the 4 of us) prayed together as a family last night, praising and reflecting on 2010, my son offered a prayer...that went something like this...
"Jesus, we thank you for all of 2010... even the hard parts. I am sad but thankful that Mr.Chad is with you...it is hard for his family but I know you are with them and in time they will all be back together...I am so glad Mr. Chad also got to ride with Santa and see the world..."
I am always so blown away by the sweet hearts that are forming right around me each day.
Eternity is always in the Present...
here is to a NEW year...one where we thank Jesus even for "the hard parts"....and one where we will do our best to live in the freedom of the Present being fully aware of Eternity.