Will It Matter 100 Years from Now?
Recently I was watching a biography on President Ronald Reagan. In the documentary, they were discussing how then Governor Reagan had written a speech for the burial of a
time capsule back in 1976. .
The letter was buried in a time capsule that would be opened 100 Years later.
The letter addressed many concerns that were important in 1976. These are concerns we can look back at 40 years later and see some of the answers.
The commentators mentioned how 100 years from now, the generation that opened this time capsule would know the answers to all of the concerns that were addressed in this letter. The passage of time and history would slowly unveil the answers.
This made me ponder over how many times I have worried about various concerns and events in my life or our society. Often a day, a week, a month or a year later these concerns and worries were no longer prevalent. Other concerns and issues had crept into their place.
Jesus words are recorded in Matthew 6, ““Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
We are not to worry about anything Jesus tells us. He goes on to say, “ Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “
If God is going to care for the birds of the air, won’t He care for us.
Time and again God has provided for me, however I there are times when I continue to worry about how God is going to provide for a need or solve a problem. Yet, Jesus tells us that worrying will not add a single hour to our life.
In time the answer will reveal itself and it lead me to think about the Reagan letter. Will it really matter 100 years from now?
More than that, will it make 1 year or 1 month or 1 week from now?
How do you deal with worry?