Monday, May 17, 2010

Meditation: Longing to Be Clothed in Life

Passage
1 Corinthians 5:2-3

Context
Paul is providing his insight as to way he does not fear death and suffering.

Key Words
Groaning, Desiring, Dwelling, Heaven

Message
What can I say.  Oh to be home with the Lord.  It seems that this type of thinking could lead to greater suffering if the though leads us to reject what is our present circumstance.  However it can be a great source of comfort if we recognize that this groaning produces an eternal good.  Not long from now (from eternities perspective) we will be home.  Mortality will be swallowed up in life (1 Corinthians 5:4).  Now in this life God has given us this moment to live.  And live it we must.  To its fullest potential even as we groan naked longing to be clothed in eternities garb.  One thing we do have.  The Holy Spirit of God given as a promise and a taste of eternities light (1 Corinthians 5:5).  So I long for the next and aim to please in this my moment given by God to accomplish his purpose in this world. 

Bless You