When I read this specific passage out of 2 Corinthians 4 earlier this week, it struck me in a whole new way. What an incredible thought to think that even though our bodies continue to grow older as time goes by, we are just on the verge of a beautiful adventure and growing experience with Christ. While we are able to notice our bodies aging through such signs as wrinkles and gaining gray hairs, we are most likely not able to physically see our daily spiritual renewal in such a tangible way. Yet, still we invest our faith and trust in God, who promises that He is renewing us each day. We do not need to fear His leaving our side, for even in this moment as we have the heart’s desire to seek Him, He will only draw nearer to us as we live our days and enter into a beautiful eternity with Him.
“Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.”
~2 Corinthians 4:16b-18a