Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

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Wasting Away

According to the Second Harvest website, nearly 60% of the food produced in Canada is tossed every year. That’s about 35.5 million metric tonnes—or a small city of skyscrapers in weight. Of that food waste and loss in Canada alone, 32% was avoidable and edible food that could have helped feed communities in need of good food. That’s equivalent to 11.2 million metric tonnes of waste thrown into landfills. 32% of that food waste and loss was avoidable. That’s 95 CN Towers worth of avoidable waste annually.

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Somewhere in your 30s or 40s men and women start to lose muscle mass. It’s no wonder that so many people go through mid-life crises. When we are young, we feel like we are invincible. When it strikes us that we are not, it can hit pretty hard. The Bible is very honest about what the human condition is like. Paul the apostle writes this in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” If all you are living for is what you experience in this life, then getting to be 30 or 40, or even older, can be scary. But when you trust Jesus, and have the assurance of eternal life, even a long life of 80, 90 or 100 years is nothing in light of forever. Fix your eyes on eternity.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley