Pictures like this always make me think of eternity and here is why. There are rhythms to life that seem timeless and yet they are not. There is seed time and harvest, the procession of the equinoxes, sunrise and sunset, and Christians live in the rhythm of confession and absolution. These women in Kenya have a rhythm to life that is fascinating. The day has a rhythm and a heart beat to it from gathering wood, fetching water, cooking and caring for the children. Many of the women that I met were also business people and they had a little shop on the side of the road that they ran and that added to the beat of life.
The point is at some time during that procession from sunrise to sunset, folks wherever they live think about eternity and question whether this all there is. The fact is that God has put into our hearts eternity. According to biblical scholar Michael Eaton, “Our consciousness of God is part of our nature, and the suppression of it is part of our sin.” Solomon wrote, “He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
It is the missionary task to bring to that consciousness Jesus as Lord; Jesus as the one in whom all the promised of God find their yes and Amen; Jesus the Alpha and Omega; the Savior.