We just got home from Elkton, Ky. Ernie, I and the boys went with Sean Claude Van Damme. (lol my new name for Sean and Claude..) It was good, Bro Tim Hughes is someone we love to be with in service. Rees testified! lol im not kidding, the kids all went up front and said little things they learned and testified and someone gave rees a mic. Everyone knows he is 3 now in Elkton. 🙂 The kids were real active in the service, they have been making them a big part of Thursday night services which was very cool. One of the best parts about visiting churches is driving with friends to and from. We were talking about this scripture.
2Co 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
2Co 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Then we started to talk about that verse 17. It made me think of Bro Wilkinsons talk at the convention center about grace last year. When we pile on the scale, responding to grace, the grace side just goes down even further. By the very definition of Grace, we could never balance it out.
So, these light afflictions, whatever they may be (Pauls mind you, were much worse than any of ours here) could never tip the scale to be balanced with the eternal weight of glory on the other end of the scale.
It just made me really think of what this life could throw at me and gave me another view. Our lives are a scale. One side is our life now and one side is the real life that will begin someday when we leave here. The scale never even moves no matter how much we face or how old we grow. Never even moves. The weight of glory cannot be balanced with anything we see or feel in this life. Nothing in this life has the power (or weight) to tip the scale..
Then I thought of Eternity. The best most euphoric, comforting, happiest, best mood, burden-less day we could EVER have or imagine doesnt even tip the scale either. Its going to be better than any of that!! We dont even have a clue, we cant even begin to understand how wonderful it will be. Our vocabulary doesnt have words for it. Our minds cant even go there.
I feel like I got a glimpse of a revelation tonight.
In the car on the way home from a little town in Kentucky.
..God is way too good to me.