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II Corinthians 4:16-18

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

This has been a tough three months. And it doesn’t seem like it’s getting any easier. In fact, if anything, it seems to be getting harder. When the coronavirus hit, it was like a switch. Everything changed immediately. But the longer that this continues, we realize that it’s not just going to be a switch, and everything goes back to the way it was before the coronavirus. It’s going to be a long road back.

And maybe that’s for the better. Maybe everything shouldn’t just go back to the way it was. So, I think that each of us should take a pause right now, just before we go down this long road to unwind everything and put it all back where it belongs. Maybe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a reset.

As the summer begins and we start to move on with our lives, let’s really stop and evaluate what is important. I thought this verse was so good because although I have made an effort to strengthen the body, it’s not as strong as it was three months ago. And at the same time, I have been able to make more time for God like no time in my adult life.

Let’s take time to look at everything that has changed and decide what new things need to stay in our lives. And more importantly, we should see what we need to keep from getting back into our lives also.

Life on this earth is short. Let’s focus on the unseen eternal things.

– Pastor Andy

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