Gina’s Scripture Verse Memory Challenge 4: KEEP SMILING!

Hello Dear Friends,

This weeks Scripture memory verse was decided by committee! A group of women I participate with in a weekly Bible Study have agreed to join me in the Scripture Verse memory challenge. How cool is that?!

One of our lively discussions prompted this weeks verse about “eternal glory.” Sounds like a big, mysterious concept, and it is! We are talking about God here! He IS big and mysterious! But thankfully, He is also accessible and understandable! It’s all about taking a leap of FAITH. Hebrews tells us that “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” It’s a trust thing. Even in the midst of life’s worst, most horrifying tragedies, God is with us, He is for us, and we must fix our eyes on Him.

This morning I was talking with a woman who has suffered much in this life. Her brother Timmy was killed when they were just children; her home burned to the ground in 2004; her 7-year old son was killed in an accident on a ski slope in 2007; and her husband was diagnosed with cancer this month. In the midst of all these tragedies she has become the living embodiment of what it means to fix our eyes on what is unseen. She asks people to please keep smiling, because despite everything, she hasn’t stopped smiling. If you only see with your eyes, you cannot understand her smile. You will only think she’s faking it or that she is in denial. No. She is grieved, yet she has hope beyond this temporary world and that is a reason to have hope and smile.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


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