Faithfulness & Greener Grass

The tendency of every person on God’s green earth is over-realize their eschatology. That’s a fancy way of saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”

Whether your future green pasture is the perfect next job or the next phase of development for your child, we are in the business of putting our hope for a better tomorrow in any other hand than our Sovereign Joy.

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:31-34

We are double-souled people whom always need reminders to receive again the good news that the only single-souled Man to ever walk this cosmic orb holds all things in his hand.

This is the daily discipline of being faithful in the work the Lord has given you and to rejoice that our Benevolent King is not in the business of giving us stones when we ask for bread, no matter how much our daily bread might seem like one of Hagrid’s rock cakes. Indeed, all is not yet right in this land, but our Lord is making all things new every time we cast all our cares at his feet.

The Joy & Angst of Advent

As we eagerly await the coming of Christmas day we are reminded again of the longing of Israel for a king to come again to the throne of David. In the present, we long for our Lord and Christ to return again and set things to right. Sometimes that might mean working at your dream job or the day in and day out, faithful labor of child-rearing through every inconceivable challenge of child development.

The grass might not be greener on the other side of tonight’s restless night sleep, but take heart Christian, the grass in the eschaton will be indescribably soft as you forever walk up into the high mountains of the glory of God in Christ.

Be faithful today in despair and in joy, knowing that all minor keys will resolve to the major on that glorious day.