The heavens and earth will someday pass away, but still Christ remains:
“At the beginning, O Lord, you established the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; and they will all grow old like a garment. You will roll them up like a cloak, and like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” -Hebrews 1:10-12, NAB
As many of you know, I spent the last couple of weeks trying to defend my family against the flu, until finally, I came down with it myself. While it wasn’t very serious, it reminded me of how frail our bodies can really be. I had done everything I could to protect myself, and I rarely ever get sick, yet my body finally gave in.
While taking a couple of days to rest, I spent a good amount of time catching up on one of my favorite TV shows. One of the characters has been battling cancer all season, and it definitely put the minor severity of my flu into perspective; however, it also reminded me that we never know when our time may come.
Life boils down to one fact: we are human. We are here today, but gone tomorrow. Our time here is limited; therefore, we should be careful with how we choose to use it.
When we are gone, will anyone remember our career accomplishments? Will our financial gains in this life do us any good in the next? Diet and exercise will help us live longer, but will obsessing over our looks be of any value later on? Will our status among others matter when we all kneel before the King?
Our lives – as we know them – will pass away, but still Christ remains. He was there in the beginning when the world was created, He knew us long before we were born, and He will be there, one day, to welcome us home. Therefore, instead of putting our hopes and dreams in the world that will one day pass away, put your life in Christ’s hands instead.
The world is slowly dying, and if you put your faith in that world, it will die along with it. So do not focus your life on the dying world, but on the living Christ instead, whose Kingdom will last for eternity.