Posted on 29 May 2012.
Today’s life is so very short and filled with distractions, errors, wrong choices, fear, some good deeds, and treasured moments. We have an expectancy of 1 day to a little beyond 70 years. We age quickly and seldom do we appreciate our days until they are drawing nigh.
Conversely, the bulk of God’s creation such as the sun, moon, stars, and earth seem to enjoy uninterrupted eternity. Which of course begs the question why are not all the created of the Genesis creation narrative equal as to existence in time and life.
Would not it be wonderful if man could live as long and vibrant as the sun? Yet, man only experiences just a few sunrises and he is laid to rest.
Jesus has presented us with a remedy, for in the beginning it was so; we did live as long and vibrant as the sun. The answer and remedy is found in St. John 3:16 of the Judeo-Christian New Testament Bible. Here we are promised eternal life, perhaps an existence amazingly longer than the sun. However, the question for many is where does this eternal life take place and does it co-exist with our sun, moon and stars of today?
In St. Matthew chapters 5 through completion of chapter 7 (The Sermon On The Mount), Jesus instructs us on how to live our 70 years today with victory and in truth.
Thusly, eternal life is the most profound statement ever uttered and heard in the observable universe. For we acknowledge that the sun, moon, and stars have a visible and recorded life far greater than any man. If the sun, moon, and stars can so endure why not man? Of course it is unavoidably true that man is but a few days and he is no more.
First, lay siege on St. John 3:16, then within the same breath begin to diligently follow the teachings of Jesus in St. Matthew 5 through completion of chapter 7, The Sermon On The Mount.
Finally, it is clear we live out eternity in another dimension, as we are destine to pass away from this existence into another existence, where passing away is not possible.
Rise early each day, pray without ceasing, learn and cherish every lesson, yea, the bitter and the sweet ones. Give all that you have, and you will receive all that you need. The best life today is not the one you live, but the one you give.
Dr. James David Manning