Perspective is an important thing. As followers of Christ, we believe He will return one day to bring final judgment. It could be today, next week, or in two thousand years. From this perspective we live each day prepared for this to be the day. In a sense we live with one eye always on heaven and our eternity.
Yet we must also keep today in perspective. We cannot live detached from this world as we await the next. Even if our lives in this world, though we may live to be hundred, are just a flash in the spectrum of eternity, each day still matters. Each person and encounter is an opportunity to be Christ’s light and love. Each is a chance to affect someone else’s eternity.
In the here and now it is our relationships that matter most. Our relationship with Jesus Christ takes priority because it does reflect and impact the eternal. And all of our present relationships are also important as each person is a child of God and has worth. Each person – from our family members to the person we meet on the sidewalk – matters.
How we choose to live in each moment does impact our eternity. All the choices, decisions, and actions play a role, as does the lack of action… As we go through our day today, may our eyes be open, may our hearts be willing, and may our ears be sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31