20 Days to Christmas: ETERNAL

“and of his kingdom there will be no end…” the angel told Mary. Luke 1:32-33; ESV.

“This takes forever,” my husband complained, scrutinizing his blank computer screen.

Forever is a very long time.

“I waited an eternity,” I said after waiting five minutes in a long line of shoppers.

With a sigh my daughter sat down, “I thought he’d never get to sleep.”

Our time is measured by inconveniences, days and nights, diapers and hunger.

“And now, Father,” Jesus prayed, “glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” John 17:5 (ESV)

But in the never-beginning and never-ending continuum of God, my little trials are mere blips.

The glory I had before the world existed…

So He was. And He is. And He will be.

The Great I AM, existing always.

In a small town of Bethlehem the cries of an infant pierce the night. Infinite constrained to finite.

And the glory of the Eternal One is cradled in human arms.

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  1. Kathy Ginestra Reply

    As always!! Inspired and encouraging! Love you Sylvia Schroeder beyond measure!