(07.05.21– Living in God! –John 14:4)
My friend, may I ask you a question? Eternity is a reality that can't be overlooked. Yet, how often do we focus on eternity as a place in which we will all dwell eventually?
My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.
I'm M. Clifford Brunner.
How well do you know God? One of the ways the Bible describes God is that He is "eternal." His love is eternal; His grace is eternal; His justice is eternal. He had no beginning and has no end. As Jesus clearly stated in Scriptures: "I am!" You and I have a difficult time really understanding the concept of eternity because we base our thinking on "where" we've been, what "is" now and "may be" coming. We are consumed with thinking spatially and in the context of time. God is not restricted by space or time. Eternity is a perpetual realm without beginning or end in which God simply "is." Because of our difficult understanding of the eternal concept, we tend to avoid thinking about it. Unfortunately, when we do we bypass an essential "quality" of God that helps us to become more aware of His presence. "Our Father in Heaven" is part of that familiar beginning to the Lord's Prayer. We're not quite sure about where Heaven is located or what it looks like. Since it is eternal, it was not created nor will it be in any way completed. It, simply, "is."
Eternity is a reality that can't be overlooked. Yet, how often do we focus on eternity as a place in which we will all dwell eventually?
Here's a story: I recently attended the funeral of an aunt. Looking at the many pictures of her from bygone days, it really struck home that she wasn't here any more; she was in eternity. Wow! Eternity. The thought pierces the heart for an instant sort of like one of those weird stinging pains that suddenly grabs the bottom of your foot and then it's gone. Self- taught theologian, A.W. Tozer wrote: "We have lost an awareness of the invisible and eternal. The world is too much with us so that the invisible and the eternal seem to be quite forgotten or at least we are not aware of it. We're only briefly aware of it when somebody dies." (Tozer, The Attributes of God)
The fact of the matter is this: God is eternal and that's pretty awesome, especially when you think about the fact that someday you and I will share eternity with Him. No more pain, anxiety, stress, sickness or any sort of stress whatsoever! Why is it so important to come to an understanding of the awesomeness of that? Simply this: thinking on and about eternity creates a consciousness of the divine presence in our lives because God IS eternal, and He also dwells in eternity as well as in our temporal home. He bridges eternal and the temporal just like He once bridged the space between the Cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant. Think about that! The Shakina glory of God reaching out from beyond time to the very moment you read this word. "Our Father in Heaven!" Awesome!
We pray. Heavenly Father, You are eternal and that's awesome, especially when I think that I will be sharing eternity with You. No more pain, anxiety, stress, sickness or any sort of stress whatsoever! Thinking on and about eternity Lord creates a consciousness of the divine presence in my life because You ARE eternal, and dwell in eternity as well as in our temporal home. You bridge eternal and the temporal just like You once bridged the space between the Cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant. Your Shakina glory reaching out from beyond time to the very moment I am reading this word. "Our Father in Heaven!" How Awesome is that! In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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