No, this does not come from the set of the Mork and Mindy television set, although it looks like it could have! The Bod Pod is another way to measure body composition. It measures the amount of fat weight as opposed to the amount of fat-free weight. The Bod Pod can even measure fat around organs. It’s all about the quality of the weight, whether lean muscle mass or body fat. I think I would rather tell myself that the weight gain after the holiday is from muscle mass!
Today mentions another kind of weight and it is all good; the weight of glory! This is a weight one would like to see increase. But the weight of glory in Heaven grows in direct relation to our afflictions here on earth. The hard times are working for us. Life’s sorrows are achieving that weight of glory!
All the trials and difficult times I experience are but for a moment They are a temporary condition. And as hard as they feel, they are considered “light” in comparison to the eternal glory that awaits. My pain is never wasted. My sorrow is not for nothing. This truth keeps me from “losing heart”(verse 16). Remembering this keeps me looking forward to what is unseen and eternal. Being convinced keeps me renewed on the inside when I am falling apart on the outside (verse 16). One day everything will be glorious. One day there will be only recompense and joy!
Thank you Lord, that life’s trials can seem small when compared to You and eternity!