Wednesday, December 7, 2011


He has...set eternity in their heart....
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NISB
Touring a historic home, I was struck by how much time, effort, and expense was poured into the furnishings and   decorated walls of this elaborate abode. What was missing, though, were the original owners and investors of this mansion. As I reflected on all the labor and expensive artifacts they left behind, I mused whether or not their elite lifestyle dampened the pain of having lost their only child in infancy. Could all the trappings and "toys" of this world ease the pain of their loss? Were they drawing their strength from the right source? After all, one unexpected fire could wipe out their entire life's investment.  As I continued to listen to our gracious tour guide, I looked around and saw what was really important-people. People were designed for eternity with God-not homes or their furnishings, but people. And in eternity, the weary will be refreshed and the faint will be satisfied (Jeremiah 31:25 NIV). Further, eternity holds no death or separation, no pain or mourning, and those who are in Christ will be in the presence of God forever (Revelation 21:4). Today, live for that which fire cannot destroy-eternity with God. 

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