"That is why we never give up.
Though our bodies are dying,
our spirits are being renewed every day.
For our present troubles are small
and won't last very long.
Yet they produce for us
a glory that vastly outweighs them
and will last forever!
So we don't look at the troubles
we can see now;
rather, we fix our gaze
on things that cannot be seen."*
It seems like a bizarre solution, God;
to stare into the distance at what we can't even see,
like lunatics dancing in an Elysian field,
when they're actually standing in the middle of a busy highway
about to get slammed by a semi.
It seems like a hopeless solution, God;
to regard our present troubles as small and fleeting,
when the fear and dread and weight of them
far outweighs the phantasmagorical mirage of future glory.
It seems like a pointless solution, God;
to never give up though our bodies are dying,
a hopeless, helpless battle we cannot win.
A solution that feels ineffective against the current situation.
We cry out to you in desperate hope.
I pray for us all that it is not a
for last minute items
at the express checkout.
I pray for us instead
that it is a
that worthily honours
I pray for firm resolve,
*2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT.