I cannot help share a Scripture we read in our Family Devotions this morning speaking of Christ "Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own PURPOSE and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN" (2 Timothy 1:9).


Isn't this absolutely amazing? God planned to save us and bring us into His family, even before the world began. How can we not praise and thank Him for His glorious and eternal salvation? He thought of each one of our children, too.

If only we would think more clearly. We get so taken up with the now. And yet our lives, and the lives of our children, were thought of in the eons of eternity. We were born for eternity. We are only strangers and pilgrims in this life.


May we as families live for the eternal realm. As we plan each day, let's plan it around what will count for eternity. God's purpose from eternity was to save us and bring us into His family. Let's make it our purpose to be ready for His eternity.

I learned the following lines as a child and they are continually a challenge to me:

Only one life, 'twill soon be past,

Only what's done for Christ will last.

Let's be "families preparing for eternity." Wouldn't that make such a difference to each day?

Love from Nancy
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