This clock was one of my favorite things in the house where I grew up. I loved to watch the orange nightlight glow behind the plaster logs. I remember learning quickly how to tell time, and maybe that's why. Today, the miniature fireplace clock sits on top of an antique secretary in my living room. I still like to make it glow.
Since my daughter, Stacie, moved to Heaven almost four years ago, I have used her Bible in my "Kingdom Corner" time. It's such a blessing to find verses she highlighted and margin notes in her own sweet handwriting. I took a photo of this one and stored it in my phone. It's a reminder that His timing is not always the same as mine. As it says in II Peter 3:8, "With the Lord, a day is as a thousand years" and vice-versa. Both these verses, and Stacie's very wise notation, keep me focused on my vision and assignments from the Lord, rather than on the timing of their fulfillment. It doesn't matter if in my opinion, something I've prayed for is taking way too long to happen. In my questioning and impatience, I remember my dear daughter's note, "Time is irrelevant to God."
It takes courage and faith to keep working on current assignments and wait for something new. But I'm so grateful that I can rest in Him while I work and wait, knowing that His timing is perfect.
In my children's inspirational fantasy series, "Trinity Tales of Tresia" I wrote about an imaginary "Kingdom Beyond Time." It's a small glimpse into what I imagine Eternity may be like. I can't wait to experience the reality. My job now is to be a witness to the goodness of God in my life until I hear my Savior say, "Come on Home! It's TIME."
J.A. McPhail is the author of five books, has been married to Dennis for 43 years, enjoys living near the North Carolina mountains. and is an avid collector of books and book related stuff.