May 2009

Living With the Urgency of Eternity


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“Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements.  Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst.  Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.”

– John Piper

Reflection Points

  • Can you recall a time when the realness of eternity made a difference in the way that you responded to one of life’s challenges?  How did it bring you peace, courage, or a willingness to make a sacrifice at that moment?
  • What three things would you say are the most urgent to you right now?
  • If you used the way that you spend your time and your money as the leading indicators of what is actually most urgent to you, how would your answer to #2 change?