Monday, September 14, 2009

Will we remember?

Lillie asked me today if we would remember things from "down here when we are in heaven?" A question that kept me thinking all day.

So many times we do something that the world may think is important, but looking from eternity doesn't matter. In dealing with the stubbornness or strong will of my children I do find that asking questions such as "Is it going to matter tomorrow, next week, year, or eternity that they wear that or do that?"(as long as safe) This seems to put things into perspective. But maybe that should be a question we ask more often.

While yes, I do think we may remember good memories from earth, I don't think we will remember keeping the house spotless, having the best kept yard, dressing in the newest clothes, etc. But we will remember the people who made that soul changing impression on us or who we made a soul changing impression on (including your children).

Now when a little voice is asking for your attention, ask which memory you want them to remember: Mommy/Daddy spending time with them or you telling them you are too busy to play. Dirty dishes/laundry, Internet or whatever is keeping you from making lasting memories will still be here tomorrow.

1John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things of the world.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree! I have found myself taking extra time lately to enjoy my boys and what they are doing. They'll be grown and gone before I know it and the time I spend with them will have a lasting impression.