“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NKJV)
God, in His infinite wisdom, has created us with the ability … the capacity to see beyond today! It is there because God put it there from the beginning.
Distractions abound! Being busy doesn’t seem to leave! God has instilled within the heart of man to be curious and to be wondering what’s next … to be industrious.
Where do we think our children get the questions of “What are we doing today?” or “Where are we going today?”
To be even more specific … God has blessed us with the bandwidth in today’s terminology to realize there is more to this life than the things this life has to offer.
Now, a person can choose to ignore or disregard this thought, but it doesn’t change the truth! There are always rewards or consequences for all the choices we make.
Eternity … it’s hard to define … it’s hard to get our hands around … it’s hard to completely comprehend. But “eternity” is what God has placed in each of our hearts.
As Augustine stated, “Our hearts, Oh God, were made for Thee, and never shall they rest until they rest in Thee.”
The faithful servant of God through Christ has the consolation of having answered the gospel’s call and the promise of forgiveness and the hope of heaven; but for the person who is trying to live their lives in rebellion against God, no such consolation is available.
With the coming of age … that is to say bluntly … when we get older … as the busyness of life begins to slow down … we can find even more time to think on the things that eternity brings with it!
Seasons come and go … and the truth of the matter is that nothing in this world can satisfy or fill the place in our heart that belongs to God alone!
As the favored song says, “This World Is Not My Home …”
So, where are you going today?
“I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. (Ecclesiastes 3:14, NKJV)
Bill Fairchild, Jr.