I’m often reminded of how my body is not made to last. This curse of sin on humanity has robbed us of perfect health.
That only leads me to remember the gift of God in Jesus Christ who came so I can have eternal life, abundant life, forever, in a new and glorified body that will last. A challenge for me though is this: my eternity with Him began when I answered His call on my life. Part of my eternity (a blip on the radar) is spent in this here and now body that won’t last while I await His return. At that point my body is changed in the twinkling of an eye. I will last forever with God, with the Word made flesh, with the Holy Spirit.
No more sickness of body, no more sickness of mind, no more trappings of this life. In the meantime, my need for Him increases as more and more I realize the temporariness of things here. Why do I fret so? Why do I do others’ bidding to please them? Why am I afraid to say, “No,” to those who push their agendas on me? Why do I stay attached to the group from which God bids me release?
Focusing on Him during those temporary times of routines, schedules, expectations, sickness, depression, anxiety, fears, worries, and even happy blessings that still can stress, allow us to remember that the One who created us is forever. There’s never been a time when He wasn’t or won’t be. He is. “I Am, ” He says.
Let us focus on the lasting One Who created us.
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