Thoughts About Disney World and Eternity

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of man; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” ___Ecclesiastes 3:11
If the Lord has given me the privilege of taking from His Word what I think is a valid meaning……..and I think He allows me to do that……..then Ecclesiastes 3:11 is one of my favorite to contemplate.
MY THOUGHT: I think the Lord has put in our hearts (as His children) an intense desire for many wonderful things; perfection, love, belonging, beauty, fellowship with Him… His words…..”eternity”.
I love Disney World…as many of my friends know. We love to take trips there with as many of our family members as possible. It is truly a magical place, where perfection is job one. After being there very long and returning to the real world, I often wonder why other businesses do not try a little harder to create a better experience for their customers.
But Disney World is only a creation, certainly a very successful one, but nevertheless, a creation. It occurred to David and me long ago that DW senses that longing in our hearts that Solomon mentions in the verse above.
As the old saying goes, “There’s no place like home”, and eternity is our home, not our current location. We strive to create perfection, love, etc……in a world that belongs to the evil one right now, but we continue to try…because we “…cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
I’ll keep trying to satisfy that longing while here, but am very happy to know that perfection only the Lord Himself can create is waiting for me…..and you. Praise Him!
‘Til He Shouts!

My New Year’s Resolution for June

John 1:16

Recently I read that intentionally having an attitude of gratitude has emotional benefits. We could add to that spiritual benefits. Telling the Lord that I am grateful for His blessings creates in me even more gratitude. The older I get the more grateful I am for the little things. I like the big blessings, too, but the little things seem to stand out to me more lately. I’ll name a few.

Fresh, ripe tomatoes. Gardenias. Fragrance of newly cut grass on a very hot day. Rain. A shower with a sweet smelling soap. Iced tea. A nap. Feeling well again. A gardening book (and I don’t garden). Texts from the children and/or grandchildren. Phone calls from a friend. Our cats. Facebook friends from all over the world sharing our art and art struggles. I’ll stop.

You may notice the above things are not exactly spiritual in nature. But concerning deeply spiritual things our Lord has provided us with more blessings than we can imagine. You see, I believe John 1:16. His grace cannot be used up; and He chooses to bestow on us one blessing after another…..on and on. And I’m ever grateful.

This verse will be my New Year’s Resolution for June 2017; I’ll think of it, believe it and try to count His gracious blessings.

‘Til He Shouts!