Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,
I think about eternity often, about a life that goes on and on, with no ending. My finite mind struggles to comprehend this - and it's really too great to fully grasp. My imagination, working to the best of its ability, simply can't picture the enormity of eternal life.
I remember talking to my son about heaven, before he unexpectedly departed for the heavenly places himself. We were visiting in his studio apartment at the back of our house, although I can't quite recall what brought the subject up.
He said, "I like to do things. I have to stay busy!"
I replied, "When it's your time to go, you're not just going to float on a cloud, drifting around. You'll be occupied, performing and enjoying the things that you were created to do - just as you do here, but profoundly more so, and perfectly. God made you - He gave you specific likes, gifts and talents. He'll use them for His glory, and you'll be blessed in the process..."
Grant ended the conversation. " I hope so."
Now he knows, and I can only try to imagine. The Word speaks many times on this subject. Romans 6:22 states: But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life.
1st Corinthians 2:9 promises: ... no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
Isn't this amazing! Do you also wonder about eternal life, and all that it is and will be? As the lives we live here become more complicated and dark, I pray that we all focus on above, where unimaginable beauty and peace await us...