Over the triple doorways of the Cathedral of Milan, Italy, there are three inscriptions spanning three beautiful arches. Over the first arch is sculptured a cross and with it the words, “All that troubles is but for a moment.”
Over the left arch is carved a beautiful wreath of roses, and underneath it are the words, “All that pleases is but for a moment.” Over the central entrance to the main aisle is the inscription, “That only is important which is eternal.”
We live in a world of rampant materialism. Many share the philosophy of Lloyd Benson, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton, when he said, “Money is not the key to life, but it you’ve got some you can have a key made.” The real key to life is to seek the eternal above everything else.
Jim Elliot, the missionary to Ecuador who was murdered by the very ones he was trying to save, wrote, "No man is a fool who gives that which he cannot keep in order to gain that which he cannot lose." Give your life to Christ. That’s a winning proposition.