The more days I travel as a pilgrim on this earth, the more I am convinced of this truth: to live is to lose. As young children, somehow we think we can grasp and hold onto the things of this life, but to me now as an adult, loss seems to mark my journey more than gains.
The only loss we will not have as followers of Christ is just that: Himself.
The time we spend earning more material possessions or working hard to maintain our neat squares of grass called “yards”… less time we have to spend with the One who will carry our souls into eternity. Where yes, we will spend the rest of time, until there is no more time. Forever. With Him.
God. The triune God. Father, Son and Spirit.
The more time we spend on this earth being quiet before Him, and allowing those “things of earth” to grow “strangely dim”… He will become more beautiful to us.
He will become that which we desire most in this life.
And that my friends, is GAIN.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Ps. 34:4)
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt. 6:33)