16 So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. 17 Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. 18 We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 CEB
In this reading, Paul speaks of how the preaching and conversation done by him and others, as well as any physical or earthly suffering they may endure, was for the good of the church, and to God’s glory. The prospect of having eternal life was great support and comfort to them. In this reading, Paul truly feels that what he is going through is minor. What about ours, what we are going through these days ? Our faith really helps us see things in a good and proper light !!
Let us pray please : Holy and Giving God, You are indeed our comfort, our tower of strength, the peace for our hearts that we desire. There are problems here that we are enduring, yes – a hurting and upset world, torn by division and pain. Help us to bring this light to all – the light of understanding, of healing, of forgiveness, and of love for all our neighbors.
It is through our Savior, The Risen One, that we pray. Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie