The comedian Ron White tells about the time he was in the middle of a flight and one of the airliner’s engines blew out. The man sitting next to him asked nervously, “How far do you think we can fly on just one engine?” Ron replied, “All the way to the crash site.”
Although I doubt his reply gave much comfort, it did illustrate a point. There’s just some things that are completely out of our control. So don’t worry about it. The reply also illustrates another point – our life is finite. However, I would like to take an exception to this point. We are going to live infinitely, just not in this form. I realize this is my personal faith statement based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. But it is my prayer that more people will come to realize this is a faith statement that we should all be saying. We all cling to life – and that’s fine. But as Christians, we must remember to focus on the prize – the prize of everlasting life with God. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.”
So don’t worry about life. Whatever comes, comes. The important thing to remember is to stay focused on the prize – faith in God and in Jesus Christ. Everything else will take care of itself. Besides, what’s a hundred years compared to infinity?
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!