Because sometimes it's the smallest moments that give me the biggest reminders of eternity.
Because sometimes my children are the clearest mirror of my own soul.
That's why, when my daughter accidentally breaks our marble treasure box - and anxiously blurts: "It's ok mama, I can fix it!"...this is why I take a picture.
To remind me that we all have broken something so precious, and we all frantically seek to fix it with things that cannot hold.
The very foundation of our souls. The purpose to our living. To love God and enjoy Him forever.
We chose otherwise. We chose our own way.
"There is none righteous, no not one... all have turned away" (Romans 3:10-12)
Now standing on a foundation that is cracked at a cosmic level.. we stand separated from the very Giver of life. We feel the isolation. We see the brokenness.
So, we blurt: "It's ok papa, I can fix it!".
But we lack the proper materials, we only have glue and scotch tape.
When the pressures of life hit, our foundations crumble again.
Whether we thought we could make our security stand on:
They all eventually crumble.
Only one foundation holds.
" For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 3:11
So when I see my daughter frantic to fix a marble box, I take a picture, and I write this all to remind myself... there is nothing that fixes this heart that I can work with my own hands. Only as I hold to the nail-pierced hands of my Saviour am I held secure.