It really is all meaningless…

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Recently, our nation has mourned the deaths of Tim Russert (a top broadcaster for NBC news) and Tony Snow (the former White House press secretary).  These two men were very accomplished in their careers and also played the roles of husband and father to their respective families.  From what I hear on t.v., both were good men who were well-liked and respected by their peers in their profession.  Seeing their deaths in the last few weeks has been eye-opening for me.  These men spent much of their time in life trying to achieve.  They wanted to achieve a bigger role on their jobs, attain the next important interview, make the President look good in difficult times, etc.  What I see so clearly is that none of what mattered so much to them really matters now.  Their career accomplishments mean nothing to them now because they are gone…they have left Earth and will only rise again when the Lord decides that it’s time.  There is a lesson in this for all of us, we all have people we know who have passed away.  What in their life really matters to them now?  You might be able to say that they had a great family while they were here…but does that really matter to them now?  They are gone.  A great career, many accomplishments, big time material possessions?  When we die, it really is all meaningless.  King Solomon clearly shows us this phenomenon in the Book of Ecclesiastes.  He had it all.  Wealth, women, wine, wisdom, accomplishments and he recognized that it meant nothing….that the only thing that really matters at the end of your life is whether you lived your life according to Word of God.  For Tim Russert and Tony Snow and all the people you know who have passed on, the only thing they can stand on now is whether or not God is pleased with the way they lived their life.  Your debt doesn’t matter…your problems don’t matter…your pain doesn’t even really matter…all these things will pass away…and you will only be left with whether or not you did what thus said the Lord and whether you lived according to His will.  That really simplifies our life purpose doesn’t it?  Enjoy your life, but make sure that you stay focused on your ultimate goal which is to get to Heaven!

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  1. TIM SARRES Says:

    This life is so hard to live as it is. We have been been corrupted by the world. And we have let it corrupt our minds and bodies. It will be glourious to be in a new mind and body that has not been stained by this world and ourseleves. To go back to the innocence of a child and have a new better body is something I think we all shall look forward to.

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