light and momentary…

October 28, 2009

there are things that I know in my heart and yet I just can’t wrap my head around them.  paul says that the difficulties of this world are light and momentary… compared to our eternal glory.  I know this in my head… but as I pick up the ‘silly turkeys’ board book with gold crinkaly tail feathers sticking out, my troubles seem anything but light and momentary.  I should be buying this book right now!  this should be a very happy holiday season we are heading into.  all of luke’s first holidays… halloween, thanksgiving… christmas.  but instead, as I hold the book, and thumb the feathers, I get the feeling of everything zooming in on me while the ground falls away beneath my feet.  like in the movies, when the main character realizes the bad guy is on the other side of the door and there is that dizzying effect of a close up and long shot at the same time.  it doesn’t feel so light.  it feels like forever.

how do I hang on?  how do any of us hang on?  there are so many hurts and betrayals, so many losses and wrongs.

‘come to me’…

thankfully I know this ‘me’.  I know where to go.  I know where to turn.  I know the One that calls me to himself and promises rest.  I hope you know Him too.  I hope you are running to Him… the only one who will never let you down.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Therefore we do not lose heart. … For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18


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