We all have one thing in common - we are all terminal. It is when we get lulled into believing that we have a right to experience someone’s definition of happiness on this earth that we are most deceived. Who said you were promised 90 years, a great job, a wonderful marriage, beautiful children and a 401k?
These are things that the world promises; they are lies of false fulfillment; they are wells with no water; they are junk food that leaves you fat and hungry for more. We seek these ‘good’ things – earthly contentment, security, health and happiness over a hunger for truth and a thirst unsatisfied in anything other than Christ. In Him is joy unspeakable that supersedes circumstance; in Him is peace that surpasses appearance.
The surrendered believer is not defined by circumstance and refuses to accept labels that the victim embraces. It just doesn’t matter anymore; Christ is my king. Paul could sit rotting in a Roman jail never once mentioning the rats that gnawed his legs at night nor the feces laden stench that choked his dictation of the volumes of Scripture he created through the power of the Holy Spirit. Because, it – just - didn’t - matter!
What is visible is far less important than what is invisible.