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As we have been going through each day building toward Easter, it has been a WONDERFUL to follow the calendar of events which leads up to what we celebrate as Easter. Each day we as a family have bounced around the idea of what the biblical account is, then coordinating them to prints – oohs and aahs included.  My own “tell me what you think” with scurry off to look at it on the monitor has been exciting as well as seeing others responses to them.

The writing of this poem became one of those “Quick, anyone have paper, pen – something… I’ve gotta write this down!” moments.  Indeed Eternity is only eight letters, but what it really means to you and me is MUCH more than eight letters could ever captivate or convey.  Courtney put those meanings down in words – how we think about Eternity, the wonderment of it, how others could see our speaking of knowing.  This poem states what the end result is all about – Eternal difference and Who gave it to her so it would be!

It is a segue for each of us to share with others some of those things they might not verbalize but we may very well know from our own experience are TRUE!  The next question is “Who is this Saviour that gave this Gift to you?” What a launching point to begin from and be able to share our testimony with others.  Such a large four syllable word, with only eight letters…

The image used for this poem is from a collection taken at the Victorian Glasshouse on the grounds of the breathtaking Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York City, New York.  The photo has been converted from the turquoise shimmering color to a black and white image in order to captivate the viewer in contemplating the words presented.

The Poem

ETERNITY
The Saviour’s Gift To Me

Eternity, eight letters, one word,
yet it means much more to me.

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What do you think of,
when it comes to Eternity?

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Such a small word,
yet it holds a great power.

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Think upon it, every day, every hour.

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I have a special gift, it’s no secret you see,
it calms all frustrations, it puts me at ease.

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I have no fear of death, or what lies beyond,
I’m not scared of what happens when the world is all gone.

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For a Power much greater than fear could ever be,
has promised me something I thought I would never see.

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One Word, Eight Letters, Yes – It’s ETERNITY.

by Courtney Danielle Turner | January 21, 2013

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