1Yr_Home_Pastor“We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.” II Corinthians 4:18. Those who have known the Lord for a long time or who have gone through great trials seem to have a better heavenly vision than the rest of us.  The apostle Paul had that type of eternal vision. He encouraged the church in Corinth: “Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…” II Corinthians 4:17.  There’s a tension between enjoying all that God has given us in this life, yet still believing what theologian Jonathan Edwards said about our future: “To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.” For me to live is Christ to die is gain.