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.