August 2014

flower imageeRamsey Reformed Churchline

Saying "Blooming in the Prairie by the Grace of God Once Again!"




The Search for Spirituality

               Having A Lasting Impact & The Infinity of God!


"Does my life count for anything?" "Will anyone care after I'm gone and 'passed on?'" These are spoken and unspoken questions that people often wrestle and struggle with. People are looking for something or someone, which is not temporary or brief in significance.


Sculptures, memorial funds, memorial benches and scholarships, memory bricks in a sidewalk or buildings named in honor of a large donor, may be some of the ways that some people are search-ing for long lasting significance.


Sometimes people believe that passing on the legacy of several generations in one career, business or company is the answer to long lasting significance.


There are other people, who believe if they can pass on a farm, a home, a painting or some cheished object that they will have a significance that lives beyond them.


Then there are certain religions of the world, who worship their ancestors, out of respect for the cultural, ethnic or religious heritage that has been passed on. This reminds me that there are even some believers in Jesus Christ, who have sanctified and idolized their ancestors or recently deceased loved ones, in order to keep their memory alive; so their ancestors or loved ones won't be forgotten. Some people even go so far as to say I wonder what Uncle John would think or Grandpa George would say.


There are many different ways, in which people are looking for an eternal significance, which is beyond the fragileness and fleeting moments of this life.


Someone has described the difference between a person's perspective of time and eternity, the infinity of God by comparing it with watching a parade from two different vantage points. If one were to watch a parade from the door way of their home, you would have one perspective, which would be far different than watching a parade from the height of a tall building.


There are several passages from the Bible that come to mind about the eternal perspective or im-pact of our lives and the infinite glory of God.


Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV. "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."


1st Corinthians 10:31 NKJV. "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."


Galatians 6:9 NKJV. "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."


1st Corinthians 15:58 NKJV. "Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."


There is only one life, it will soon be past; Only what is done for Christ, will last!

- Author Unknown


Oh, how important, vital and eternal it is to live our lives from God's point of view in our search for true spirituality.




Learning to trust in the judgment and holiness of the Lord.

— Pastor Perry DeGroot