Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Gift of Eternal Life

Today is officially the last day of summer break for my two older girls. Tomorrow at this time we will be running around here trying to finish up all the last minute details to get the girls out the door and to school on time.

They are super excited to go and be able to spend the day with their friends instead of spending it with me. They are young enough that they still love the learning part, too.

It is sad to see our carefree days come to an end, but I am a mother that loves a little structure, so I am really looking forward to tomorrow.

This past week while we were away I had a lot of ideas swirling through my head on posts I wanted to write when I got back. One post idea came from my husband. When we were driving in the pickup back to the campground after one of our fun filled days and our girls were not on their best behavior, he had a revelation. He said, "As a parent, we get a little glimpse of how we must make Jesus feel. We are never satisfied, we always want more."

What brought on this conversation? We had just spent the day spoiling our girls with fun and quality time together as a family and they were acting, well, spoiled rotten. They were fighting with each other in the pickup. You know the "she is touching me", "she hit me", kind of bickering. Then they said, "What are we going to do when we get back to the camper?"

We were exhausted and we were ready to sit by the campfire and relax. They had just been entertained for the last 6 hours and they wanted to know how we were going to keep entertaining them.

My husband and I talked about how as adults we are never satisfied either. The world teaches us that there is always something bigger and better just waiting for us to go out and get. We have to consciously take the time to slow down and enjoy all of the blessings we have already been given.

We have already received the biggest, best gift we can ever dream of receiving. I am taking some time this morning to praise God for that gift.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

This is such a good point your husband raised Amy! I bet we come across as little brats at time to the Lord. We can be self-centred and petty and we are supposed to be the adults!
Great post Amy.
Love Collette xxxx

Chele said...

So so true! We are very self centered at times, I am sure we make Jesus feel just like our kids make us feel when acting like that! Beautiful post Amy! BTW, I am ready for the structure too! :)

Michelle said...

Hey Amy.....as a stay at home mom I totally understand that need for structure. I love summer but I also love having a schedule.

By the way......I am on vacation in the black hills of south dakota. The cabin I showed a picture of is one of my friends vacation cabins (Newton Fork Ranch).

My guess is that if you have ever been near Hill City you have probably seen them.

Susan B. at warmchocmilk said...

nice blog! :)

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Oh wow.

I've sooo been there. Yes, with my kids. But even more so, in my own attitudes with the Lord. He blesses and blesses and blesses again ... and I keep asking for more.

Very convicting post, my friend. Great job.

Genny said...

Thank you for the reminder of His amazing gift!

I saw your comment over at SITS and thought I'd stop by. My kids start school next week...

Have a blessed day!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praise Him for eternal life.