Life on Earth is finite. It is temporary. And it always ends the same: with death, followed by eternity. The values of God’s Kingdom are not the same as the values of the world. So we cannot love the life that this world offers and expect to find eternal life waiting at the end. Only when we reject the life that this world offers and live as citizens of the eternal Kingdom do we find true, lasting life.
And we pray:
Father, You have given me the gift of life, and for that, I give You thanks. And You have called me to the abundant life of eternity. Help me to reject the ways of this world and seek my peace in You, so that I may live for eternity even now, and for all of my remaining days. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.