Several years ago I read the book Sacred Romance by John Eldredge. And the one thought from that book that has been transforming my life is from Ecc 3:11, which reads: God 'has also set eternity in the hearts of men.' Pause and think about it... God has placed eternity in our hearts...what does that mean? Eldredge goes on to say that God places eternity in our longings. He says that 'in the heart of every man, woman and child is an inconsolable longing for intimacy, for beauty, and for adventure". It's in these moments (or longings) that we experience eternity. It's in those moments that take our breath away, you know, those moments when we feel totally alive, those moments that leave us speechless, those moments that we wish just wouldn't end... those are the moments where are longings are satisfied... it's there that we receive glimpses of eternity and can begin to understand what eternity will be like.
So this year, more than anything, I hope I pause from my busy-ness and my routines and rest in these moments. Cherish these moments. Let these moments remind me that I was created for so much more than this life. This life is a journey...a journey towards God's heart, where we will forever enjoy 'moments' in eternity! For now I'm thankful for the moments of beauty, intimacy and adventure that I get to experience right now. Moments like looking into my daughter's eyes and knowing that I was part of her creation, moments like my husband stealing a kiss when I wasn't expecting it, moments like flying across the water on skis, moments enjoying sunsets and stargazing, moments lost in laughter. These are the moments I was created for. These are the moments I live for.