The reality of forever reminds us to prioritize eternity in our hopes for our children. But before we extend an eternal perspective to others then we must be hoping in Christ. Too often my hope is in my ever-changing circumstances. I say things like, “I really need the baby to take his nap this morning,” which is a fine thing to say and a fine thing to look forward to. But if come lunch time and the nap didn’t happen and I’m so emotionally wasted by it that it ruins my afternoon … then I’ve probably put more faith in that nap than in the never-changing circumstances of the gospel.
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