It's All about Perspective!

Yesterday I received a letter from a friend of mine who lives in France. He informed me that when he filled up his little car this week, he paid the equivalent of well over $8.00 per gallon! And we complain about paying just over $4.00 per gallon!

Now the price we pay today does seem like a lot of money -- and if you have a long commute to work, the miles add up and soon start placing a real painful drain on the family finances. Considering that as recently as January of 2007 we were paying $2.25 per gallon, the $4.00+ per gallon price today is hard to swallow! But compared to the $8.82 per gallon paid by my friend in France - we are getting a bargain! You see - it's all about perspective! So having the right perspective is vital!

As we walk through this life, it is crucial that we have an ETERNAL perspective as we look at life. For when we see this life in light of the next, it changes how we see things. The values we embrace, the activities we engage in, the relationships we pursue will all be vastly different when we understand that this life is only the preface of our existence. The vast majority of our life will be lived in eternity. Therefore what's important about living life here is that we focus on those things that will produce an eternal yield there!

Thanks for stopping by . . .

pj

Comments

Anne: said…
the gas here in germany is at 9.50$ a gallon... france seems cheap to us!
Pastor John said…
All I can say to that price, Anne is OUCH!!!

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