This is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This is call What Matters.
What matters to you...think about it “what really matters to you?” I’m sure many of you, as did I hear your parents say wait until you get my age then you’ll understand better...what’s important.
This past 18 months the pandemic has reminded us and myself of what really matters. How by two major examples: relationships and our mortality.
It separated us from those we love and everyday friendships. Just this morning I read an article from cdc.gov that hospital ER’s have seen an increase in suicides and attempted suicides among ages 12-17. Sadly this is not the first article that I have read regarding this sad statistic.
In Gods economy we were made and are dependent on relationships. First with the one who made us than each other, it’s how we were wired. When distance, separation, or confinement interrupts or stops the relationship process we suffer and our lights dim.
Secondly our mortality. As a young man I assumed there would be a million tomorrow’s...there isn’t at least not on this earth. If we live to a life expectancy of 77 that’s 28,144 days. For some it’s more for many it’s much less. It’s not a million tomorrow’s.
So here is the question that if we are honest with ourselves is “what really matters.” Jesus in the gospel of Mark: 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Jesus as he always does, drills down to the obvious and most important question that is fundamental to a persons existence...”what really matters.”
In fact we are told that in Hebrews what we hope for are the things we can not see.
There is much more to this story but for today think about this:
When we fill our lives with things that we “see” the material, these things will all be gone, they do not last.
What does last however is the love in relationships, with each other and most importantly with the one who made us our Lord Jesus.
I leave you with the same question that we started with What really matters
This is Steve and until we meet again Press On
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