GLEANINGS from Claudia: Time and Eternity

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a
chance to eat, he said to them, “’Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’”  Mark 6:31

Time and Eternity

Time is the substance of eternity
While we yet live
For the moment, this quiet moment,
Time’s boundaries fade, eternity rules
And I know the Eternal One’s love

So many thin places in life
Where eternity seeks to rule
Birth and death
Surfeit and want
Waiting and fretting

Should it not be that eternity is the substance of time?
Time is seen in a mirror dimly
Eternity the solid, real, truth of our existence
Oh Eternal One teach me to abide
Beyond time, living in You

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11-12


About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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