UNENDING | WORSHIP
“Here and now, we don’t see clearly. As The Message puts it, we’re ‘squinting in a fog, peering through a mist’ (1 Corinthians 13:12). But one day we shall see God face-to-face.”
“In his letter to the Philippians, the apostle Paul debates whether it would be better for him to ‘stay’ or ‘go.’ [He writes] ‘Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body’ (Philippians 1:22-24). One verse earlier, Paul declares that, for him, ‘to live is Christ and to die is gain’ (v. 21). We hear the ‘dying would be gain’ bit, but it’s also important not to pass by the other part of the verse – the fact that right here and now ‘to live is Christ.’ In other words, on this earth we can find Christ.”
“This life is not just a dress rehearsal or a waste of time. We can live with Jesus and for Jesus, ushering in His Kingdom right here and now.”
“An eternity with Jesus in our sights reveals us all as unending worshippers. Let us run with determination the race marked out for us. Straining toward what lies ahead, let us press on to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
On this Christian journey, what is the prize you are seeking after: the riches of heaven or the glory of Christ?