He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
Songs of Eternity
I see signs of eternity
written before my eyes
where stars cross the sea
and the sun dots the sky
I read words of eternity
etched in the earth
where winter writes decay
and spring spells rebirth
I feel the breath of eternity
When summer winds set sail
gently coaxing trees to dance
and clouds to glide like whales
I hear songs of eternity
in the ocean’s tide
a sacred, soothing, and soulful hymn
strumming on heartstrings inside.
One of the glimpses of eternity I often think about is the one I see when I desire more time in a day. Clocks will be irrelevant in Heaven. My body gets tired by early evening, but my mind has a million things it still wants to accomplish. Life here on earth is simply a sample of what’s to come. It contains the only darkness that God’s children will experience and the only light that his detractors will ever see. His grace is abundant here.
Yet, we’ve only just begun to see his goodness and glory. The Bible says that we have not even imagined what He has in store for those that love him. Wow! Now that’s a good reason to cast aside our idols and focus on eternity.
But we are flesh and blood. We fail. We fall. And, yet, his grace picks us up and sets a glorious sunset before our eyes as He tucks us into bed. In the morning He greets us with an equally exquisite sunrise reminding us that He is still in control and always has been. Eternity is his time frame, and He desires for us to think in terms of it too.
When we are wronged by others, we, the forgiven, can also forgive those who have sought to harm us. He has said that He will wipe away the tears – every last one. Our sufferings here will be vastly overshadowed by the goodness of God in eternity.
Do you enjoy glimpses of eternity?
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11
Eternal Blessings ~ Wendy