Today I got my Air Conditioning contractor in my house to install some heat pump units for summer and also for heating in winter, a much awaited time. While the contractor guys were moving the units into my house, talking with me the location to install etc., I took great note how they do it and where they do it. If I go any further I risk micromanaging them, which is not cool for me and for them!
I realized I needed to pull back and enjoy the fruits of the labor of this hired elite contractor for Fujitsu AC! I began to reflect on my own life, thinking in fact, what’s the point of having the coolest AC units system, and heating, if one gets sick and not able to maintain health? Or relationship brokenness? Then I begin to recoup and think through the bigger pictures of life. Then the more I think over it, the more I go deeper. But the physical health and human relationship definitely is more important than a good cooling and heating system at home, but there is something even more important!
Finally I come to that occlusion our eternal life in heaven is the most important in my life or anyone’s life. I begin to be reminded that’s all we want ultimately in life and for all our family members, friends, and in fact, for anyone! That’s why we do evangelism and outreach. Is there anything more important than that in life? No! Why? Because that’s the only thing that will last. It will be for eternity. Our good health, good air conditioning, good relationship etc., will not last more than 100 years at most! And eternity is a looooong time, far more than 100 years, more than a million years even! Far more than a billion years or zillion years, or…finally running out of breath to count it, it’s called infinity!
With that said in mind, the attention I gave to the AC contractor, should now be amplified like a thousand times and focus in evangelizing and sharing the good news of the gospel to all and wide. But the thing is, we tend to forget in life what’s the most important and get bogged down with far less important. Why? One reason is that’s not tangible. You cannot see the eternal life. You can’t see what’s like. You can see the beauty of comfort living in a nice cool 72F while outdoor soars in the 95F with high humidity, or outside at 7 F, and you are comfortably in a 68 F or 70F living room on the sofa. We are physically wired minded creatures. We tend to be short sighted. We tend to give so much attention to things that are far less important in life. We put in hours and hours and overtime to climb in career in a rat race in New York, or anywhere else, but we don’t put in even half of the time and effort in prayer, reading God’s word, evangelism, building relationship in life which is what really matters! That’s such a mistake in life. Anyone taking that route will deeply regret when gotten old, and looking back, time is gone. So the time to move with the right perspective in life is now as you read this article.
I was reading Psalm 40 this morning and it brings out a beautiful and powerful reminder to me as I was watching this contractor doing my AC works in my house this morning.
Psalms 40:16-17 (ESV) 16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!” 17 As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God! I am poor (spiritually & physically) and needy, You are my help!
Come to God and focus on him.