“Anxiety shows that we are too close to the world and too far from God. So don’t be anxious—the world has nothing eternal to offer, and your loving heavenly Father knows your needs now and forever.”
I just read this John Piper quote over at Amy's Humble Musings. It's really just a paraphrase of what Jesus said, of course, and it perfectly sums up what I have been mulling the past few days. Some friends and some friends-of-friends are facing daunting circumstances. It's so easy to be anxious about very real problems, which can seriously impact our lives. However, really, in light of eternity, there is nothing that's really fearsome here on earth. The trick is finding that eternal perspective in the midst of our earthly surroundings, which seem so much more tangible and pressing than our spiritual surroundings.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!