MY TENT AS SEEN BETTER DAYS

MUSINGS – May 29 2018

MY TENT HAS SEEN BETTER DAYS

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
“The following is written, “I believed; therefore, I spoke.” We have that same spirit of faith. We also believe; therefore, we also speak.

We know that the one who brought the Lord Jesus back to life will also bring us back to life through Jesus. He will present us to God together with you.

All this is for your sake so that, as God’s kindness overflows in the lives of many people, it will produce even more thanksgiving to the glory of God.

That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day. Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine.

We don’t look for things that can be seen but for things that can’t be seen. Things that can be seen are only temporary. But things that can’t be seen last forever.

We know that if the life we live here on earth is ever taken down like a tent, we still have a building from God. It is an eternal house in heaven that isn’t made by human hands.”

Outwardly I am wearing out. I realized earlier this year that I was physically unable to do something that I had done just a year ago. That is a sobering thought. Throughout our Earthly lives we have reminders of our mortality: a friend your age dies, an accident or illness that brings you close to death, or the realization that you are now older than your parents were at their passing.

Unless I live to be 140+ years old, much more of my life is behind me than is before me. However, compared to the eternity of my after-earth, after-life, less than a microsecond has passed in my forever-life. I’m looking forward to “an eternal house in heaven that isn’t made by human hands.”

Have you been laying the foundation for your heavenly home?

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams

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