Eternity is Bound in our Hearts

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts. – Ecclesiastes 3:11

Have you noticed the number of television programs with a supernatural element? A few that come to mind include The Good Place, Lucifer, Manifest, Supernatural and Midnight Texas. Humans have been fascinated with the supernatural for millennia. Our literature, legends and media are replete with superheroes, super villains, fantasy beings and mystical places.

Have you also noticed how frequently we find the words forever, eternal and everlasting in the Bible?  Whenever I find one of these words, I underline it! God has put eternity in our hearts. It’s a longing for eternal life. It’s a longing to transcend the sin, sickness, injustice and limitations of this world. It’s a longing for relationship with Him in a forever family.

For the things which are seen are temporary, the things which are not seen are eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18

Be encouraged. God is preparing a forever home for all those who love Him. And you don’t have to wait for eternal life. You can have it right now through faith in Jesus. Your body may die, but the spirit that has been born again in Christ will never die. And one day, He’ll resurrect our bodies to demonstrate that all things, including death, are subject to Him.

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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