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Topic: Eternity (03/10/11)
TITLE: Precious Memories
By Esther Phillips
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I responded, “I hope that isn’t the case because I just want him to stay little so we can enjoy him.”
She answered, “You don’t have babies so they can stay little. You have them so they can grow up and become productive in life.”
I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around that, but as he grew, it seemed almost no time until he went to school. God blessed us with two more children. I was busy with their activities and before I knew it, they were grown, graduating, and setting out on their own.
I wondered “How could time go so fast?” The empty nest was not a fun place for me. I got a job and busied myself with a variety of things. Then that fabulous day came when my first grandchild was born. A friend of mine said, “You’ll be so caught up with the grandchild that you will repeat a quote going around that says “If I had known grandchildren were this much fun, I’d have had them first.” She was right.
I imagine that God has fun with us from the time we are born throughout the days when we join Him in eternity. He watches us take our first steps and is probably delighted. Then he walks with us each day of our lives.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 shares these words about how important we are to God: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (NIV)
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