Wednesday, February 6, 2013

eternity

Eternity
Martha Snell Nicholson

I stood with God on the edge of the world, 
and my hand was in His hand. 
I looked down the road of the past, 
as it stretched away in the dim distance, 
till it was shrouded in the mists of time.  
And I knew it had no beginning, 
and a little chill wind of fear blew about my head. 
God asked, "Are you afraid?"
And I said, "Yes, because I cannot understand how there
can be no beginning."
So God said, "Let us turn and face the other way."
And I looked into glory, 
and my heart rejoiced with joy unspeakable.
And then my mind went ahead a billion, billion years, 
and I knew there would be no end, 
and again the little chill wind of fear began to blow.
And God asked me again, "Are you afraid?" 
And I answered, "A little, because I cannot 
understand how there can be no end."
So God asked me tenderly,
"Are you afraid now, today, with your hand in Mine?"
And I looked up at Him and smiled and replied,
"O my Father, No!"
And God said,
"Every day in eternity will be today."


2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this sarah! I want to absorb anything that helps give me a picture of heaven. And how comforting to think, that everyday in heaven might look like getting to hold the Father's hand. My heart rejoyces to think that our little babies are being held so tenderly and so lovingly by our great God.

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