Longevity. Everything on this earth passes. We struggle to attain. We struggle to achieve. And once we’re there, once we have it, it’s not as glamorous as we once thought or dreamed it to be.
When men achieve something “great”, shortly after we call it “ridiculous”, “time wasting”, “money waster”. It always seems to be a great thing when we recognize others for their efforts. But then someone else came along and tip over the recognition with a testimony or even a rumor of a bad deed.
We cannot achieve greatness. We cannot attain greatness. Greatness had already been in existence. We can only receive it as a gift. We can only welcome it. God is greatness. We see a small reflection of God in every living thing.
We run after many “great” things. Whatever we can’t seem to grasp both the beginning and the end of it, that is a “great” thing.
Marriage has a greatness aspect to it. Children have a greatness reflection. People seem to be great. God must have something to do with them because God is the essence of greatness. Jesus is greatness. God is the essence of Jesus because Jesus is the Son of God.
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:15-21)
Some names call up bad memories. But Jesus covers all of our bad memories with the forgiveness that we possess and share because of his blood.
Praised and Glorified be your name, Jesus, Amen.