Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why does it matter?

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Why does it matter what we do here on earth if we all go to heaven?
Why does it matter what we do here on earth if heaven & hell are predestined?
Why does it matter what we do here on earth if God will give us a final chance to choose heaven?
Why does it matter what we do here on earth if we can earn our way into heaven, but we will all fall short of being able to do that?

If Jesus is the way,
If Jesus is the truth,
If Jesus is the life,
If Jesus is the Word that was and is and is to come

What we do here on earth matters because we are called into the way Jesus taught right here on earth, as it is in heaven.

What we do here on earth matters because we were created to love God and love one another, right here on earth, as it is in heaven.

What we do here on earth matters because we were created.

We were created to live on earth.

We were created to live.

We were created to live and move and have our being within:

The Word that was with God in the beginning

The Word that became flesh and walked among us

The Word that invites us to abide and bear fruit

The Word that washed the feet of his disciples

The Word that was raised up on the cross

The Word that defeated sin and death

The Word that was resurrected

The Word that holds out redemption

The Word that is returning

The Word that was and is and is to come

What does it matter what we do here on earth?

It matters because, in the beginning God created the heavens AND the earth.

3 comments:

tmamone said...

Wow! Just wow! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder -- I've been so depressed lately that I've thought I didn't matter.

Kimberly said...

I truly believe that we all matter deeply to the creator... and the rest I'm still figuring out.