A quote from C.S. Lewis. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither”.

Nice one Mr.Lewis. Most of us are just aiming to get to the train station or bus on time but it’s great advice that’s also echoed in 1 Corinthians 9:25

“All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.”

The Second Coming

It would be true to say that when we think of prizes we do think of trophies and medals. Especially in Darien! But there’s another prize worth aiming for. Eternal life with God where there will be eternal joy. Not short-lived joy like getting a new job, receiving a promotion or buying a new house or car. No, we’ll be joyfully singing with the Angels. And yes, you will sing beautifully! I know that if you’re anything like me you find it hard to picture. The artist here tried his hardest but it’s something that’s simply beyond our imaginations as human beings. We just need to have faith!


Heavenly Father, Teach us to focus on you and not be distracted by earthly temptations that lead us down the wrong path. Help us to be disciplined so we can keep our eye on the prize of spending eternity with you. Amen!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the legacy of C.S. Lewis and his writing click here

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