The Summer of our Discontent

A brief thought from Sunday’s sermon.

Back in school days, I had a horrible summer job.  But summer’s end was only 9 weeks away, then 8, then 7….  So I finished the summer — it just wasn’t that long.  I could put up with it for a while.  It wasn’t forever.

If we set our sights on eternal glory, we’d remember that life’s troubles don’t really last that long.  Like my unhappy summer job, they are a lot easier to take in proper perspective.

Contentment is easier if you remember — the summer of our discontent ends soon.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to The Summer of our Discontent

  1. David says:

    Gen 29:20 “And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.”

    Matthew Henry on Gen 29 said: “…Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, Heb. 6:10 . If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us in comparison of it. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God and long for Christ’s appearing.”

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Very good thoughts, David. It is not just the temporary nature of this life’s struggles that make them bearable, it is our love for the Lord. They are companion truths, and you’ve brought out the second very well. Thank you.

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