We must enjoy life as it is

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Minister's Forum

The weather has been in the news. Record-high temperatures have been posted across the nation. Everyone was talking about it. It is only natural that people talk about the weather, because it is one of the things in life that we all have in common.

I used to say the same about the U.S. Postal Service. “Everyone talks about the weather and the postal service, because it affects all of us to one degree or another (no pun intended). Remember this old saying? “Whether you’re for it or whether you’re not, there’s going to be weather, weather or not.”
We would like to think that warmer weather is going to last right up until spring. But to be realistic about it, we know that sooner or later, temperatures will drop to more seasonal weather for March. And we may even get more snow. The children will enjoy it, those who have to shovel it will moan about it and those who don’t have to get out in it will comment on how pretty it is.
This is how it should be. Take life as it comes. This is true of a great many things about life. Naturally, we would like for life to always be served to us just the way we want it, but that’s not always going to happen. But when it does happen, we should just thank God and enjoy life as it is. The old saying is true: “Into each life a little rain must fall.” That rain may come to us in the form of an illness, or any other problems we may face in life.
But we must remember that God is on our side. Whatever happens to us in this life is indeed small when compared with the joy that will be ours in eternity. The Bible is filled with scriptures telling us to keep the faith. Be strong in your convictions that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Accept Jesus as your savior, and he will be with you always, “even unto the end of time.” Like the song made popular by Johnny Matthis says, “and that’s a long, long time.”
So enjoy the fair weather while it lasts. It may turn colder, but spring is just around the corner. Be patient! Keep the faith! God is in his heaven, and all is right with the world.