Day 3 – 11/24/2018

Today has been a long day, indeed.

I had my Job study with a friend which I have most days, but almost immediately after, I started having chest pains and severe stomach cramps, which prompted a trip to the emergency room. A couple IV’s of saline, some pain killer and some antispasmodic medication later, I was discharged and went home.

It’s quite discouraging, however I am glad that it didn’t get to the point where I needed to remain several days in the hospital, as I’ve seen enough of that place to last a lifetime.

This reminds me, though, how our bodies are so weak and are wasting away, but one day, for the believer, we will have perfected bodies that aren’t subject to sickness and death. This life is so short when you think about it. Before you know it, it’s over.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 reads:

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer selfis 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.

I’d recommend reading the rest of 2 Corinthians 4 for context, however, this simply puts it into perspective for me. I’ve suffered with health issues my entire life as well as memory issues as I have a hard time storing new information as it disappears quickly.

This light and momentary affliction if we are true Christians is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comprehension, that we can’t even imagine a glimpse of. The things of this world are transient, they will pass away. The things that are unseen, the human soul, are eternal. There’s only two destinations: Heaven and Hell. (I’d recommend reading Heaven by Randy Alcorn to learn about what Heaven will be like)

This reminds me of a memorable quote from Charles Studd:

Only one life ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.

With that, I am going to call it a night soon. I hope that everyone has a fantastic morning, evening, night or whatever it might be where you are at.

Bye for now,

Just Stephen

 

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