Awakening to the truth of our times.
This life is so short. We don’t quite realize it because we get so caught up in the process of living. So much of our lives revolve around things of this world because we live in a physical body. Though the world we live and move in is material, our souls are just as important as our outer shell. Sometimes, it even seems ironic that we need to focus so much of our time and energy in order to keep up with our daily existence when we would rather focus more on our soul. Because of this, we might often lose sight of what’s important, but that is precisely why we need to lift up our souls to God daily by focusing on the Word and prayer. It is in communion with God that we understand our purpose and how fleeting we are.
We live in a world that we can see and touch but the unseen is what truly matters. The shaping of our character is what we take with us for eternity, as well as our soul’s imprint on this world. That’s why it’s so important to understand that there is more to our existence than what meets the eye. I have often found that it is not the things that capture the physical senses that truly touch us but the things that capture the heart, like humility, love, and kindness. When we are gone, the things that will remain are the things that are eternal. So many people have met with eternity during this pandemic and maybe many more will follow. The question we should ask ourselves is, what kind of fruit is my life leaving behind?
In today’s society, we are constantly told to focus on ourselves and on superficial things. Our bodies are becoming the focal point of our existence and we are constantly pushed into investing every breath in how we look on the outside. We are also incessantly reminded that it is all about ourselves and about what makes us happy. In a world of selfies and individuality, does that church have a voice anymore? If we live for the things the world lives for, we have missed the point of Christianity completely. The Bible’s resounding message is the complete opposite of what the world parades before us. It is a call to selflessness and sacrifice. Though it doesn’t seem as appealing as the popular Christian messages of our day, it is the truth and the only way that leads to true satisfaction.