Through Eternity's Lens

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Yes, he has also put eternity in their hearts, yet it is not possible for man to understand the work that God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

Oh, how often we forget who and where we are.

We forget that our brief vapor of a life on this earth is not all there is.  

There is so very much more.

When we read all the wonderful things God has planned for those who love Him in eternity, it is so far beyond exciting.  It is unimaginable.  And this eternity puts the hardships and difficulties, any day-to-day trials of this life, into their proper perspective.

1 Corinthians 2:9 says, "But as it is written: What eye did not see and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind—God prepared this for those who love Him."

Can you imagine it?  

Some of this unimaginable wonder is described for us in Revelation, though our own limited perspective fails to give it proper awe.  Here is just a taste from Revelation 21:18-22, "The city itself was pure, transparent gold like glass! The wall was made of jasper, and was built on twelve layers of foundation stones inlaid with gems: the first layer with jasper; the second with sapphire; the third with chalcedony; the fourth with emerald; the fifth with sardonyx; the sixth layer with sardus; the seventh with chrysolite; the eighth with beryl; the ninth with topaz; the tenth with chrysoprase; the eleventh with jacinth; the twelfth with amethyst. The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure, transparent gold, like glass. No temple could be seen in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are worshiped in it everywhere."

Such wonder.  And there is so much more!  With descriptions like this, how could we even consider dwelling on our earthly problems?  How could we possibly fail to spread His love and joy and the absolute truth of who Jesus is to EVERYONE we meet?!

I wonder.

Do you, do I need to swap our earthly lens for an eternal one?

The Holy Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, "For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

May we never lose sight of Him.

Goodnight, Runners.


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