Eternal View

 

Everyone knows that winter will soon be approaching. Everyone it seems, except for the winter. The temperatures remain in the mid thirties, the skies are blue and there is no sign of rain. People are not fooled however, and so at the beach last night there were more people than I have ever seen. Everyone wants to soak up as much sunlight as possible before the winter arrives.

I watched the spectacular sunset and enjoyed watching everyone’s reaction to it. Most people had cameras out as they tried to capture the beautiful colors forever. Several people sat on benches just enjoying the view. The children carried on playing as if they hadn’t even noticed that their day was ending.

2 Corinthians 4 vs 18

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

There is no better visual representation for this verse than a sunset. One minute the sun is there, the day is hot and the light is bright. The next minute the sun is gone, the temperature cools and it darkness falls. It reminds us of the temporary nature of the world we live in and the importance of prioritizing what we think, what we do and the goals we set out to achieve.

It is easy to get caught up in the beauty  the world has to offer. It is easy to fix our eyes on what is around us. Yet when we set our eyes on what is unseen, we see more than we could ever see with eyes.

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