I came across these pictures a few days ago. My high school was located on Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. The volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo damaged the base in 1991, which led to its closing.
As I look at the decrepit conditions of my old high school one Scripture verse comes to mind:
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
I’m sure graduates thought the school would be around “forever.” After all, the school had its beginnings in the 50’s. However, things don’t necessarily work out or last the way we expect. There is more to life than accumulating possessions or acquiring wealth. Buildings can be blown away in an instant, but the Word of God is everlasting.
This gives new meaning to what Jesus said in John 6:27- “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life…”
Let these pictures be a reminder of Isaiah 40:6-8- “…people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD. And so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” Cling to what is good—God is good.
(Photos from http://www.gdhs.org)