I often take for granted the assurance and peace that I have as a believer in Christ. Maybe ‘taking for granted’ is not the right description. What I mean is I often overlook the fact that non-believers don’t share that same peace. I can take comfort in the fact that I know how this story ends. That’s not to say the middle is not important. How we live should be a reflection of our utmost given to Christ as a result of our salvation – to give Him all Glory, Honor and Praise because He alone is worthy.
So nations can crumble. Earthquakes can shatter the foundations of civilized society. Dirty politicians can sell us into indentured servitude. These would be horrible, and we should do everything within our power to protect our nation, our people, and uphold peace and liberty.
Someday, my body will be turned to dust. My name will be a faint memory. The things I’ve accumulated will vanish or end up in a landfill somewhere.
But my spirit will live on throughout the endless ages.
Am I looking at the lost souls wandering around me with contempt? As my political enemies? Competition for my chances of gaining wealth?
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (New King James Version)
Help me, Lord, to show mercy, compassion, and love.