Todays reading is a reminder that everything that is not of God will end with every other temporal thing.  What does not end is the life given to us as a precious gift.  The life that God gives us is always a mixture of gift whether a challenge or pleasant experience.  But God is the constant.  No matter what the experience, God is present with us.    Remembering this now is a reminder that Jesus promises that He is with us now and will come again at the end of time.  I believe that God wants us to know that we can rely on His promises to us.  That is a comfort for me.