Eternity in our Hearts

“God … He has planted eternity in the human heart.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NLT)  

 Just year ago, I made new friends.  He had health issues that created the opportunity for us to get to know one another.  

We laughed and talked about our common Southern Heritage, living in Michigan, our families and what God had done for us in Christ.  It was a surprising time of vulnerability with his family during their crisis.  It was a surprise to receive a call not long thereafter, that he died.  He died in faith, would I preach his funeral?  Once again, I was deeply grateful for the mercy and grace of God!

Today, less than a year later, I preached his beautiful wife’s funeral.  I shared with her family, the same verse from Ecclesiastes that I shared at their dad’s funeral.  “God has planted eternity in our hearts.”  She died in faith as well.  Her last days, were spent enjoying the Bible and talking about the stories of the Bible with her daughters.  What a great gift to give to your children!  They are left with an eternal hope of being with Christ and you in heaven!

This is Good News!  God has planted eternity, an eternity we can be sure of if we trust Christ!  

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it. It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place. I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” (1 Corinthians 15:1–4, NLT)  

Don’t you sense eternity in your heart!


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