I’m Looking Forward to It
Robert had a good job, though it was very demanding. As a younger man he didn’t mind the long hours away from home, but he was now nearing retirement and the stress of the job was weighing heavier with each passing day. With only a few months left to work, he said to his wife, “I’ve spent most of my life making a lot of money, and what has it got me? Oh, I’ve enjoyed it; and I’ve even made a big name for myself. But to be honest, honey, I’d rather have been a poor man with you than a rich man without you. So I’m really looking forward to spending the rest of my life by your side.”
Paul (who was a man of high standing) said, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14). Friends, all the greatness we may achieve in this life (the wealth, the accomplishments, the accolades) cannot begin to compare to the glory of an eternity with our Lord (cf. Matt. 6:19-21). Don’t focus too much on the toys of life or you’ll miss out on the joys of heaven. Heaven is my goal and I’m looking FORWARD to it. How about you?