There are days in my life that don’t feel very victorious; how about you?
There are also days when I’m not feeling all that strong or confident in the future; maybe you have those days also.
I’ve lived life long enough to begin to recognize that there’s a pattern to those kinds of feelings and days, for you see those days are days in which I am focused on the things of this world. OK, nothing crazy here, just ordinary things like the job, the newspaper, the bills, the kids, the leak in the roof, the weeds outside… No, I don’t feel terribly victorious on those days.
There are other times though, times when the obvious victory causes me not even to notice that other stuff. These are times when I actually handle the cares of this life better; I get more accomplished and do a better job of it… Maybe you’ve had this experience too.
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
What are the problems of everyday life compared to eternal life? What are life’s discouragements compared to relationship with the one who conquered death? What is earthly life as a “slave to the system” compared to life on this earth as a servant of the Most High God?
It’s all a matter of perspective and focus isn’t it? Where is my focus today, is it on problems or is it on Jesus?