An Eternity Away

Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. Psalm 93:2

Since most of us will not live to be 100 years old, it’s difficult to comprehend eternity. We read history books and science fiction to read about what was and what could be, but eternity eludes us because it’s such a abstract concept. We know that there is no end to eternity, but we often fail to realize that there was no beginning either.

How in the world could something have no beginning or no end?

Exactly. That’s the point, isn’t it?

We’d certainly want to investigate the claims of someone who has no beginning or end, and yet those investigations have been going on for thousands of years.

Many have found faith through those investigations. Others have turned bitter because their investigations have brought them to God but they refused to cross that line.

I recall reading a textbook by renowned linguistics scholar (and admitted leftist) Noam Chomsky. He was talking about the innate nature of language (that everyone has the ability from infanthood to learn a language). After putting down the book (more than 20 years ago), I recall thinking that Chomsky really had to dance around the topic of God without ever mentioning Him. It literally was a small step towards God (and His act of Creation) but he refused to take it. It would have explained his theory to the tee. Pity.

One day we will spend an eternity with Almighty God. The concept of eternity is still elusive because of the finiteness of our bodies. One day we will all understand.

Be encouraged, my friends, eternity is not that far away.

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