Thursday, June 11, 2009

Picture This

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
There are many days we allow ourselves to get sucked into the temporary and lose sight of the eternal. We are overwhelmed by the news of the day, false emergencies and "to do" lists. We need to step back for a moment and Picture this. Suppose for a moment that the earth is a large ball of steel suspended in Space. An eagle flies from a place in the Universe that takes One Million Years to arrive at earth. The eagle lands on the huge steel object and scratches it one time with it's talon, and them flies back taking another Million years to arrive at the starting point. This process is repeated over and over and over until the earth is reduced to a pile a metal shavings. At that point Eternity would just be beginning. Should we not step back and think about that for a moment. Read the passage again and then listen to the song. It will only take a few minutes out of your busy day.

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