Grueling tasks today; cancel school loans (for an education that will never be used), cancel air flights (for trips that will never be taken), cancel credit cards (whose products purchased will be enjoyed no more) Gruesome tasks; death certificates needed for proof. If they could only look into this mother’s eyes, no further proof would be needed. Look no further than this mother’s broken heart for your proof of a son once here, now forever gone from this earth. These tasks are horrific, because they remind me of a life cut short, all of the things that could have been, that never will be.
But death does not have the final say. What is a brilliant architectural career, when compared with Heaven’s Celestial City? What are trips here on earth, compared to endless universes of God’s glory? And what does this earth have to offer that could ever compare to the matchless worth of an eternal life with Christ?
Gruesome tasks, but needed reminders that this is not my home. Lord, use these tasks to bind my heart to the things not yet seen by these eyes, and use them to loosen earth’s grip on my affections.
Philippians 3:8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.