When we see it…

Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 44.5250489°N 110.83819°W

A meditation…

On our way down from this overlook and incredible view, we heard a mother encourage her young, weary son with these words, “When we see it, it will be worth it.”

How true this is of life and suffering and heaven and glory.  When we see it, it will be worth it.

Keep reminding yourself that “the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.” (Rom. 8:18) I could have turned to that young boy and said, “Yes! Your mother is right. It WILL be worth it. I know, for I have seen it.”

Oh, that we might look with faith upon those who have gone before us, who would be saying to us now, “Don’t give up! It will be worth it!” And most of all, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith .” (Heb. 12:2)

How often do we set our gaze on the here and now, the sufferings we must go through, and try to bear it on our own. We need to keep an eternal perspective, reminding ourselves that it will be worth it. For therein lies the strength to carry on.