Floods, nuclear meltdowns, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis. A constant reminder of how little control we truly have in our lives and how the things of the "this world" are always at risk. We can spend an entire lifetime toiling to accumulate all these "things" while never experiencing the true joy of living.
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:15-17
Loving and serving each other is the will of God. Not doing so because of the reward that awaits, but doing so because it is just what we do. It is in these small moments of service in which the joy of the Lord can be discovered. To see another person smile because they are truly grateful for what you have done for them can change your heart, and your mind, in a hurry.
It is in these small moments that we can see and feel God's love shining on us, and, in us. It's easy to pray for the big things in life- sick folks, financial hardship, marital woes. Why not spending time today praying to God for more of the small moments so that we might experience a little heaven on Earth?