“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” 2 Cor. 4:16-18

If you own a DVR (like I do) you probably have found yourself having the occasional show marathon to get “caught up” on a series. I do this occasionally, and as I skip through commercials, I have been struck by the temporary nature of our lives.

People spend big bucks to have their ads reach our eyeballs. They want us to think that what they offer is important – necessary – we can’t live without it. But when you watch several weeks of “old” ads you realize that those “essentials” can change drastically from week to week. What we thought was so important today will be forgotten by next week.

The temporary nature of our world is why it is so critical that we serve the God who never changes. Only when we moor our souls to Him will we find the stability that we really need.

It’s unwise and unsafe to put our trust in the ever-changing world around us. Don’t believe me? Just ask your DVR!