WE ARE DIFFERENT
Devotion For Every Wednesday
Was it worth it?
John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Finally, the total eclipse reached its apex on Monday at 11:49 a.m. To see two minutes and 30 seconds of the perfect totality, thousands of people rushed to our small town from all over the place. Driving a few hours was a minimum investment. I met a family who came from Hawaii a few days before the eclipse. One couple arrived in this country from China, a few months ago to see a once-in-a life time celestial phenomenon. All these people tried to find a wide-open place to see the perfect sky show. Their efforts and times in their journeys were for one purpose only: the total eclipse for 2.30 minutes.
Was it worth the long-distance travel? Well, I believe it depends on how much you care about the perfect line-up of the three planets. Anyway, we were all blessed to live in this town.
Did you miss the eclipse? Don't worry. It's coming again to our town in 375 years.
We often say, "We walk in our Christian journey on earth." It is a journey because we face so many unexpected events, people, blessings, and brokenness while living out our faith in this world. Sometimes our blessings come quicker than we expect. Other times, the bitterness of our life lasts longer than we wish.
Is it worth it to travel through all those ups and downs? It depends on how much you care about your eternal salvation after you leave this world. We continue to walk and wait until we see the Lord, the perfect Light from God. His love and salvation are not staying temporarily, but last forever. Yes...it's worth going through all these troubling travels.
These devotions were written by Jay on every Wednesday. You can read his weekly devotion in the weekly E-newsletter.
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