Monday, 11 June, 2012 20:50 Written by caribbeanfaith
Monday, June 11, 2012
2 Corinthians 4: 16-18
So do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. NRSV
A few days ago, I was listening to Dr. Daniel Amen speaking about how to take care of our brain. Among the first set of words he uttered were: “The fountain of youth is between your ears.” These are words that are bound to appeal to a generation obsessed with youth and longevity. However, it seems this generation is not willing to pay the price to keep youthful and live long. We struggle daily with food cravings and stuff our bodies with foods we know are bad for our health. As responsible stewards of the body God has given us, we ought to feed it properly and give it the rest, love and care that it needs. Nevertheless, whether or not we take care of our bodies the truth is, we are bound to get old as time progresses. The scripture comforts us by letting us know that even though the outer person is fading the inner self is being strengthened and renewed daily. The things that are visible with the naked eye are ephemeral and will pass with time but the eternal which is not visible is forever and amen. Let us make sure that we lay up our treasures where moth and doth does not corrupt nor thieves break through and steal. Let us seek out the important things of life and pay them the attention they deserve.