It often feels like time accelerates as we go from one thing to the next in what feels like constant busyness. Perhaps you too can relate to this feeling in this season of your life, of going about the day from one meeting to the next only to go from one activity to another in the evenings. This often carries over into the weekends shuffling children from sports to ballet to church. In the middle of it all, we can get so caught up in both distractions and doing good, but lose sight of the greater purpose.
|This morning, our special guests from the Fellow of Christian Athletes (FCA) reminded us of this. Coach Phil had us consider the timeline of our lives in light of eternity, as illustrated by 3 cones that were marked accordingly. He connected this back to a verse from James 4:14 that says, “ yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” What a timely verse to consider, as the fog rested heavily on our playground this morning only to evaporate by the time we went out for morning recess.
He coupled this verse with Matthew 6:21, which says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” In a year where our theme is centered around guarding the treasure, it made me wonder where the treasure is that we are guarding. We could easily be guarding the wrong treasure, if it is more caught up in ourselves than located in Jesus. Ultimately, we need to be laying up treasures in heaven and guarding the treasure of the gospel within us that gives us the hope of an eternity enjoying those treasures with our Lord.
My hope is that we will pause long enough to consider the value of our activities and where we are investing our time, so that our hearts and the energy we expend in our daily lives align themselves with God. May we ensure that there is lasting value in what we do and may this serve as a model for our children to follow as well.
J-D Lussier, Principal