A Temporary Time

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:17-18

All that I see is just temporary, but my brain doesn’t always grasp that.

Lord, please help my heart be set on the unseen eternal things.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Eternal Divine

All that I touch
see and taste
fills my days
and in my haste
I can forget
this is but for a time
while God works out
what is eternal and divine.

The Beauty of Booth Living

“You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:42-43

The children of Israel dwelling in booths reminds me that all of our lives here are but a temporary thing.

Lord, please help us not grow too attached to our surroundings on our journey home to You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Temporary Tents

Tents make it easier
to pick up and move on

and booths reveal the beauty
of our story songs

about a Deliverer
Who came and ransomed us

so we can travel home together –
His name is Jesus.

Do you ever feel as though your life here is but a temporary thing?