To Everything Will Come
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Don’t Be Foolishly Fooled;
Even the Sun
and It’s Setting
Will Come to an End.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.
1 Peter 4:7-8
The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Words of Grace For Today
Knowing that ‘this too will pass’, can often be a comforting bit of wisdom to remember.
– after the death of a loved one,
– after a loss of a relationship,
– after the loss of health and abilities,
– after the loss of dreams and hope itself,
(all kinds of grief) will also pass.
The excitement of celebrations, tainted
– by family and/or friends who are not at all kind,
– the reminder of loved ones not present,
– the burdens, past and future, such celebration puts on daily life and/or daily survival,
– one’s own inability to actually eat or dance or talk with others,
(all kinds of celebrations, tainted or not) will also pass.
This life, too often aptly described as hard, brutish, and short, will also pass.
Knowing that everything will pass, eventually, even breath itself, helps keep us focused on what really matters,
… well sometimes it does.
Sometimes we just focus on trying to ‘beat’ time and ‘cheat’ death and ‘get more out of life’.
When we realize that God walks with us through everything that will pass then it is easier (as the Holy Spirit guides and enables us) to see how precious it all is,
even that person who is not at all kind,
even the grief from a loss, that gives witness to how precious who/what was lost really was,
even the celebration that we cannot fully participate in, is precious, and worth participating in as we can.
Each day, each hour, each minute there are so many things that are precious, and
if / when we realize this,
we can take the good and the bad
as precious gifts from God
which gives our hearts, minds and strength the most precious things of all, faith, hope and love:
faith that God created us and walks with us,
hope that the future will be precious as well as each minute now is,
and love for God, God’s people, and all of God’s creatures and creation.
And that can make for some interesting, challenging and rewarding time,