BuggyIllustration from John Newton (“Amazing Grace”) regarding perspective and attitude (Paraphrased)…

Let’s say you have come into a great inheritance. You get in your buggy for the trip to town to collect it, but on the way your buggy breaks down just one mile from your destination forcing you to walk to your destination. Will you then bemoan and fret about your buggy breaking down OR will you continue on in joy knowing that shortly you will have resources to purchase many buggies?

His point is that the Christian’s inheritance is exceedingly greater than any earthly inheritance. Given that everything we have and/or know will break down, AND that we will receive blessings that far exceed everything this world can offer, should we not therefore be able to rejoice having a God perspective on life?

John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

Mt 11:28 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”