Temporary Versus Permanent

From my journal dated 5/12/11…

“I was thinking today about how temporary things are in life.  At first, I was thinking of Leanne’s new job.  We are both thankful for this opportunity.  But I get the feeling that Leanne would like it to be more permanent.  Then, I started thinking about my parents.  This Sunday, Dad preaches at a church in San Antonio where he may become their interim pastor until they find a new full-time pastor.  For my parents, this could mean another church family, a new home, and new friends.  But it’s only for a little while.  Then I started thinking of my own job.  I’ve been with Siemens for over 15 years.  I like what I do, and I could see myself working there for a while – maybe until I retire.  But in reality, it’s just a job and it’s just temporary.  All our earthly pursuits and possessions will fade away – they are all temporary.  We long for life to be permanent.  We long to leave a legacy that will outlive us.  We long for the day when we will be truly fulfilled.  I believe that day is coming!”

These were just some of my thoughts from a couple of weeks ago.

What do you long for in life?  What things have you pursued thinking they would bring you fulfillment, but when you reached this goal you were disappointed?  Where have you found fulfillment?

“All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.  The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them.  Surely the people are grass.  The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”  Isaiah 40:6-8