2 Corinthians 4:17-19
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
My mom has frequently reminded me that “this too shall pass” - usually in reference to my son’s temper tantrums, sleepless nights, or desire for more snuggles. It has also been a good reminder for this school year.
Masks, social distancing, and Zoom classes for students in quarantine were a part of this season of our lives. While these things won’t last forever, it has hardly felt like a “light momentary affliction.”
It’s been over a year. I want things to be back to normal. So much of our lives has been affected by the pandemic, and many are still reeling from the loss of loved ones, jobs, and even the life they once had. The end of the year crept up on me and I am again reminded that even a pandemic is not eternal.
At the end of this challenging school year, I am grateful for our Savior and the reminder that as difficult as life is, there is nothing that can compare to eternal glory with the Father in heaven. That is the point of everything. That is where my focus should be. Have I been focused on the problems and challenges that I can see, or have I lived my life in preparation for eternity? Have I loved the Lord with my whole heart? Have I loved those around me? Have you? As we end the school year and enter a new season with new challenges and new afflictions, I pray that your eyes are fixed upon Jesus because even with new afflictions, this too shall pass.