Unlimited: Eternity is God’s Gift to You
Jan 1, 2019 1305
I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8).
In spite of what Dr Who (the Time Lord from the BBC television series) might tell you, we haven’t mastered time yet. Time goes by at the same speed for all of us. It’s what we do with it that counts.
There is only one Time Lord, and that’s our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
While you’re thinking about eternity, I want to do a thought experiment with you. It’s based on an illustration told by Des Ford.
I’ve seen the Andes in South America, and they’re awesome. But the Himalayas are even bigger still!
So now think of a bird that, once every million years, comes and takes away a grain of soil from the Himalayas. How long will it take that bird to get rid of the Himalayas? You can’t even imagine how long, can you? And that’s just the start of eternity!
What God offers us is eternity. And if God wants to give us something as infinite as eternity, how could we finite humans ever earn it? It has to be free.
Our God tells us that he loves us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), a love that’s stronger than death (Song of Solomon 8:6), and that fills eternity. Because of what Jesus did at the Cross, eternity is there for the taking. It’s what you do with it that counts. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: I’ve sometimes told people that birthdays don’t matter when you’re going to life forever. How does God’s assurance of eternity change how you see your life today? Do you think it makes any difference to others with whom you come into contact? Think about how seriously you see eternity.