Two Men Two Houses
"For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Two men of equal ability were given identical houses and assignments. One side of each house was filled with heavy rocks. The men were given one month to move the rocks from one side of their house to the other. The work was grueling, and after two weeks the first man gave up. The other man, however, kept working enthusiastically and finished the task. What was the difference? The man who quit had been promised $12,000 a year for the rest of his life if he completed his task. The second man had been offered $200 million a year for the rest of his life if he completed his.
Do you see the difference? The weight of those rocks was light and temporary compared to the weight of the reward awaiting him. Suffering and problems are part of life. But for those of us in Christ, they serve as reminders of the promise of glory awaiting us in Heaven.