Fantasizing about Eternity

 

Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, it hasn’t entered into the heart of man the things the Father has prepared for those that love Him. – 1 Corinthians 2:9

 

Two things are hard for me to hear when it comes to Heaven.  Please note that I have said both of these things as an immature believer in the Lord.  The first goes something like this: “I hope God doesn’t come back in my lifetime, I want to live my life.”  The other is, “What will we do up there forever and ever?  Seems boring to me.”

 

Nothing is more of a dead giveaway that a person hasn’t truly experienced the Presence of the Almighty God more than statements such as these.  The Bible literally says, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain!” (Philippians 1:21)  I’m not looking forward to dying any time soon, but it sure sounds to me like Paul was.  I read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and those saints of God were so indifferent about this world and about their own lives.  I wonder sometimes if I’m ever faced with torture or immediate death because of my love for God if I would be able to stand like them.

 

Then, I read in Hebrews that Jesus endured the cross, “for the joy that was set before Him.”  (Hebrews 12:2)  I immediately realize that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the joy that I have in the Lord.  I spend such a large percentage of my time worrying about the right here and right now.

 

I had a conversation with a couple of friends right before the end of school that was pretty cool. I was asked, “What will we do for all eternity?”  My mind went nuts for just a moment.  I imagined really being in the presence of my Lord.  I imagined really seeing Jesus.  Then, just for a moment, I saw many of the other galaxies in the Universe.  I saw Him put an atmosphere around other planets and do what He did with Earth one by one taking thousands and thousands of years to love and care for each one as they developed.  I saw Him create even more.  I saw those who love Him with Him forever and ever.

 

Let your mind go. What will we do for all eternity?

 

Something so wonderful our finite minds can’t even conceive it.

 

Fall in love with Him. Spend every day of the rest of your life getting to know Him.  If you get to know Him, you will love Him, and if you love Him, He has prepared things for you 10,000 times better than you could even think to prepare for yourself.

 

This life is a vapor.

 

Prepare to meet Him.

 

Later

 

Adam

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About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am currently the pastor of Lifeline Community Church in Fair Play, South Carolina. I also teach mathematics to middle schoolers. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 7 years now. If you would like to listen to any of my actual sermons, visit www.lifelinecc.com.
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