From Hebrews 11:
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.
15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 Instead, they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Lord, help us to view today with the bigger picture in mind – bigger than us, even. Help my joy not to depend solely upon the events of this day or this week. Help me to realize that everything I do here, including things which I have accountability over and stewardship of, pales in comparison to the One I do it for. Help us to live with that eternal perspective today.