Sunday, January 30, 2011

lesson from a five year old

The boys and I moved just before Christmas and have been settling into our new house. Many of the boxes have been unpacked, although there’s a room in the basement full of all the remaining boxes that I haven’t had time to get to yet. But pictures are being hung, and it’s starting to look like a home.

One morning recently, I was spending time with the Lord, and Jensen woke up early. He crawled onto my lap and asked what I was reading in the Bible. I started sharing with him some things I was learning and he looked at me and said, “Mom this isn’t our home.” I sat there for a second thinking we might have yet another discussion about why we moved, then replied, “What do you mean, buddy?” He said, “This is our earthly home; heaven is our real home!” Oh, how right you are Jensen!

Jensen was feeling sad, missing our old house, missing his dad and yet, thinking about our future home in heaven gave him hope. What a good lesson from a five year old!

Colossians 3:2 “Set you mind on things above, not on the things that are on earth.”

Making memories in our new home. Yes, they have on helmets! :)