From Our Children's Minister

I am really enjoying the busyness of my life right now. I love talking to people
and meeting new people. I even like that at the end of the day I am exhausted.
But it’s a good exhausted. I have a purpose and it drives me to work hard.

I also know that without time for myself, time to renew my mind and body, work tends to wear me down. Stress creeps up my back and neck and I am one grumpy mama!

Sometime ago, I’m thinking around the time I was homeschooling three of our girls, My Heavenly Father gave me a vision. Isn’t it awesome how God always knows just what we
need? Imagine three pre-teen girls at home pretty much 24/7, then add a screaming infant to the mix. I loved having my girl’s home and I loved my sweet baby boy, but don’t ask me to go back and do it again! I just needed a place I could visit in my mind when I needed peace, peace in His presence. Peace had to be an escape in my mind because there was no other place to escape! Not even the bathroom was sacred!

Imagine a place where the sun warms you completely and just makes you feel happy. Imagine soft, cool, green grass under your bare feet and a clear babbling stream nearby.
Then picture yourself 5 years old again dressed in white linen, running to meet your Heavenly Father. He lifts you up into His arms and you both laugh. You lay your head on His shoulder
without a care in the world and just sigh, and rest. Just rest and enjoy peace in His presence!

I imagine heaven being somewhat like this, except in heaven, it won’t be a place I have to escape to in order to find peace, I will walk in it daily!

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," Philippians 4:7

Teresa

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