December 31st, 2012 - 02:21 PM
You’re on a need-to-know basis.
God is Eternal and snow is not.
Mr. Snowman’s not going to last no matter how much you tell him to stand up straight, avoid the sun, encourage him, or advise old Frosty to stay cool. You know he’s going to melt sometime. We are like Mr. Snowman in the fact that we won’t be around forever either. Hopefully this won’t happen in 2013, but it will happen someday. However, we do have the ability to determine how that change will take place, which in turn effects how we will live for today or in the upcoming new year.
Apostle Paul, as he neared his final days, said he had “fought the good fight” meaning he lived a disciplined life in spite of all he encountered, “finished the race” enduring to the end following the course set by the Lord, and “kept the faith” by meeting life’s troubles in God’s truth. This was because Paul received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord which compelled him to live for God’s glory and His promised “Crown of Righteousness” when he would finally meet the Lord face to face.
Jesus offers the same life to all of us who receive Him as Savior and Lord, followed by a "Crown" and not just a frozen temporary existence ending as a stovepipe hat floating in a puddle. Isn’t it good to know what we need-to-know and need-to-do to have a truly Happy New Year?