It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Chapter 4, Page 9, Book 15


Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Author Unknown



April 9th - eternal love

Time is too slow for those who wait
too swift for those who fear
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
Hours fly, flowers die,
new days, new ways pass by,
Love stays.

Henry Van Dyke

I think that having a proper view of eternity drastically affects how we live and love.  Just to know that whatever we do and say effects many and for all time makes a difference.  There are eternal consequences resulting from all our thoughts and words and actions, of which we pay too little attention to.


What is seen is temporary — but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18
We live in a world where all things are temporary and passing away.  Beauty is only temporary.  Strength of the body is only temporary. Wisdom and power of the brain are only temporary. 

As humbling and painful as these truths may sound, it is good for all of us to realize them and take them to heart. The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we formulate, the relations we enter into are only for a time. 

Roses are a symbol of love and that is what my pictures show today...my roses blooming last year.  No signs of them here yet this year


Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever

I keep in my heart the love of the past,
For there it was planted forever to last

3 comments:

betty said...

That is so true Ma about our way of thinking depending on what we think about eternity. When we look at this world as temporary for we truly are only here for such a short period of time, it helps shape our perspective on what really matters. I like what Jesus says to store your treasures where your heart is, and hopefully our treasures are stored with him :)

betty

jack69 said...

Only when one has loved, can they know what Love is. Then as you have sweetly said it is eternal.

It is nice to know HE LOVES,BECAUSE HE IS LOVE.

Grass cutting type of day here...

TARYTERRE said...

I love this quote, "Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever" The roses are lovely. A welcome sight for sure.