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Now is Not Forever

Now is Not Forever

The gains of heaven will more than compensate for the losses of earth.

 

“Think about how good it will feel when it stops hurting,” said my father. Madalas kong matanggap ang advice na ito mula sa aking tatay noong ako ay lumalaki, usually after some minor bump or scrape had resulted in a major dramatic reaction.

Dumating ang panahon na hindi nakatulong ang advice na iyon. I was incapable of focusing on anything other than my pain, and loud wails accompanied by buckets of tears seemed the only appropriate response. Ngunit sa paglipas ng panahon, ang mga salitang iyon ang tumulong sa akin na maiangat ang aking sarili mula sa mga hindi magagandang sitwasyon.

Whether it was the pain of a broken heart or the misery of a drawn-out illness, I would remind myself: Now is not forever. The confidence we have as Christians is that God has something good planned for us. Suffering was not part of His original act of creation, but it serves as a temporary reminder of what happens in a world where God’s order has been broken. Ito rin ang nagiging dahilan upang ikalat natin ang salita ng Diyos tungkol sa kanyang plano na maligtas ang mundo mula sa paghihirap na dulot ng kasalanan.

Although we cannot avoid pain and disappointment (John 16:33), we know that it’s only temporary.

Mike Medlin

April 10th, 2014

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