Every day is an important day and every second is a growth opportunity to deepen your character, to demonstrate love, or to depend on God. Some tests seem overwhelming, while others you don’t even notice. But all of them have eternal implications. We will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism. God watches our responses to people, problems, success, failure. The big things and the little things – picking up that rubbish, opening the door for someone.
The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears and the greater the ability for you to rise above challenges, circumstances, trials. Living in the light of eternity. Values change, relationships change, character grows.
“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it…” Gandalf
Eternity – CS Lewis concludes the Chronicles of Narnia with this…and it sums up eternity very well.
“For us this is the end of all the stories…But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world…had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever and in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
The Bible says “this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.” (Hebrews 13:14)
We were created for something better than this. We will never be completely satisfied because it is not home. Hotels are great but they’re not home….fine linen but not home….
“We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”