This world is only a way point on our road to forever. It is not meant to be the beginning and the end of our lives. It is only the end of the beginning. It is the inciting event that propels us into eternity either as selfish sinners doomed to Hell or selfless saints destined to share our afterlives with God. If we allow this world to consume us, then there will be nothing left of us for God to save. We shall have no thoughts, words, or works to show Him. However, if we know, love, and serve God and His children with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strengths, then we shall be saved. We shall witness the creation of the new heavens and earth. We, like God, will forget the things of the past and instead we shall rejoice and be happy.
Do we realize that the things of this world are fleeting and will never satisfy the true desires of our hearts? Are we willing to die to our lives so that we might live forever with God? What are we doing to prepare ourselves for the new creation and eternal life with God?
O Lord, we want to be a delight to you and all your children.