by: Pastor Isaias T. Songcuan Jr.
The Scripture clearly tells us that “Life on this earth is temporary.” In Psalms 39:4 states, “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is (NLT).” In other words, every life on this earth has a limit. To make the best use of our life is to never forget two things: First, Life is extremely short on earth, and lastly, the earth is only our temporary residence. So, don’t get too attached here on earth, because we are only pilgrims. As children of God, our citizenship is in Heaven. In 1 Peter 1:24-25 states, that “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever (NIV).” These verses refers to a temporary glory offered here on earth. The only hope we have is in God.
Human Life though at times are intense and beautiful in many ways; it comes and goes in a season. Even a productive, a privilege, and an adventurous life, it will all begin to fade. The verses in 1 Peter 1:24-25 remind us that God has provided a true Home and a secured future on the other side of this temporary life. In God, we have hope of a future without end which is called “Heaven.”
Once a child of God passed away on this earth the spirit will returned back to our Maker, and our soul will be judge from all the things we’ve done (2 Corinthians 5:10). Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2, ESV).” This place is in heaven, that it’s possibilities over exceeds one’s imagination, and surpasses our comprehension.
As Children of God, we should not be easily moved by the problems we encounter. We should always stand in the Word of God, and declare His promises. Keep running the race, fight the good fight of Faith until the end (1 Timothy 6:11-12). Remember that God promises an eternal life to those who are in Christ (John 3:16).
Although many of us experienced loss of love ones, our Living God never fail to comfort us. In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (ESV). He is our merciful Father who guarantees comfort to us in the midst of grief. Moreover, in Matthew 5:4 declares, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (ESV).” So, never be discourage for God is in you who will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
All our efforts in serving the Lord, and our obedience to the Lord is not in vain. Let us continue testifying the Gospel of God’s Grace, and proclaiming to all the nations the Gospel of Salvation until our time comes or until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. How wonderful it will be to hear from our Savior that we’ve done a great job as His good and faithful servants (Matthew 25:23)? To God be the Glory!