273. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Pontius Pilate

“Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.” – Mark 15:15

“When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid.”  – John 19:8

Pilate knew Jesus was innocent, but he was afraid he might lose his position in this world if there were an insurrection, so he gave Jesus over to be crucified. He gave up the “then” (heaven) for the “now” (wealth and position on earth).

How is it with you? Are you living in a dark place, afraid your cancer will come back or you’ll be haunted by the specter of depression the rest of your life (it is so with me)? The “then” is eternity in heaven for those who are saved. The “now” is a brief life of uncertainty and suffering for those living in dark places. The “now” is but a spot in time; the “then” goes on and on and on…. Keep your eyes on the prize.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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