It sure is easy for what is urgent to crowd out what is important. That’s never truer than this time of year. Even as we urgently get ready for Christmas, we also want to make sure we are prepared for what is important: Christ's second coming. This week we remember that there is more to our existence than our short time on earth. Just as Christ was raised from the dead, we look forward to a resurrection on the last day. This eternal perspective completely shapes our current existence. It determines what we consider to be important and how we judge our life’s value and worth. May we always remember that we belong to an eternal kingdom of which Christ is the King.