Monday, April 9, 2012

Eternal Perspective

I love to read. When I was a little girl, my mother would catch me under the covers with a flashlight at 1 was trying to finish my latest book. I read hundreds, probably thousands of books. One of my favorites was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. I consumed that book and thought it was the most amazing written work ever. As I grew older, I always wished they would make a movie out of the book.

Funny thing is, I don't really like movies (GASP!). Really. I've seen maybe...9-10 movies in the last 3 years. But for some reason, last night I wanted to watch a movie and thought, "I wonder if they ever made a movie out of A Wrinkle in Time." To my amazement, they made it 9 years ago as a Disney TV movie. (Shows how out of the loop I am, huh?) I told my husband we HAD to watch it. Here's my quick take on it: LOVED that it brought back childhood memories of reading...and that's about it. Haha. Not the most well-made movie, but very clean and I thought it was totally worth watching!

As an adult, I learned a lot and saw a lot of Christian themes throughout the movie. There were many parallels to the gospel of Jesus Christ. One quote that made my husband and I nod and think was: "We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal." Isn't that beautiful? How true it is! As I reflected on that line, I realized that the eternal things really aren't seen--things like joy, the celestial kingdom, our Father in Heaven, the resurrection, etc.

What are some things that you can't see that are eternal? How does having an eternal perspective help you in your life?


Download green here.

Download purple here

******UPDATE******

Soooo...I'm kind of embarrassed. Just the other day, I saw something with the above quote, and the reference was totally different. It wasn't from "A Wrinkle in Time" at all...it was from the Bible. Yes, Madeline L'Engle quoted the Bible, and I didn't catch it. (Can you sense that I am blushing?) That explains why the book felt like it had a Christian theme to me. It did! :) This scripture comes from 2 Corinthians 4:18.

To make up for my embarrassing mistake, I recreated the printable and used the exact wording from the King James version of the Bible. Hopefully this new printable will be something you can print up and use in lessons, visiting teaching, and in your home!


Download updated version here.

2 comments:

  1. I thought I recognized this phrase - see 2 Cor 4:17-18. It's one of my favorite scriptures. :) Thanks for the awesome printables.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really enjoy your perspective quotes. I have collected some quotes from you. Thanks for sharing these quotes.

    ReplyDelete