The recent typhoons that have passed through the Philippines have left many of us with life lessons about what matters most. As we listened to our officemates share about what happened to them and to their homes, the recurring sentiment was always, "Those things can be replaced. What matters most is that all of my family were safe from harm." "Those are only material possessions. They don't really matter. What matters most is our faith in God."
What matters most to you? Great-Granny Grandma's comment in my previous post reminded me of something I sensed in prayer a long time ago, sometime before my first husband passed away - "Cherish every moment for you know not what tomorrow brings and life holds many surprises." Indeed we don't know what life will bring and sometimes the surprises are not what we would want.
But Jesus promises in John 10:28-29, "I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand." As it is said, "I don't know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future." And so, for me, whatever happens, Jesus promises that He will always be with me and so, I will always have...what matters most.