Monday Feb 20, 2023

Changing Our Perspective from the Temporary to the Eternal

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Hey friends! Today, we are in Mark 14, when Jesus goes to the garden of Gethsemane. This is where He is full of sorrow and deep distress, to the point of crying tears of blood. What could have caused Jesus to feel such deep sorrow?

Perhaps you are feeling deep sorrow, too. This episode of a reminder of two things:

1) Jesus went through every joy and pain and sorrow that you will go through in life. He was fully God but, also, fully human. He felt joy and pain. And this passage is a reminder of that. Our lives won't be pain free because Jesus' life wasn't pain free.

2) We put a lot of focus on the temporary. But I want to remind you that this world and this body is temporary. The pain and sorrow you are going through, even if it feels like it has lasted an eternity, is, in fact, temporary. It will eventually end. And, as believers, we need to remember that our pain here is valid, but we have a promise of something so much more beautiful that this world: heaven!! And that is having an eternal perspective. 



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