So I’ve been on a long haitus and there are so many thoughts running through me that I don’t really know where to begin, so just bear with me for a second.
I visited my Grandfather in Zimbabwe last Christmas (2014) and saw my Grandmother’s grave and the emotions I felt during the visit were mixed up with sorrow and purpose. I spent three weeks back home (Zim) and decided to talk about Jesus Christ to my Grandfather and Aunt. When I visited them with my twin, they were caught up in grief that they were like two zombies living in the same house not really communicating with each other until it was time to do necessary things like pay bills and prepare food to eat.
My sister and I engaged them in talks about the Bible and talked about Christ and had debates since my Grandfather is Catholic we had a whole spiel about purgatory and how that doesn’t exist etc. The fact that we had a heated discussion about it brought my Grandfather back to really think long and deep about how much he knew about the Word. Both he and my aunt are Christian, but even so…they needed to be uplifted and encouraged. Sometimes, when you encounter death of a loved one, there is that shock that comes to your system about the whole finality of it all, but the truth is, death is just a transition into the next eternity. We choose what eternity we will go to by the choices that we make right NOW in this life.
I didn’t really want to talk about that, but what I wanted to say is that we must have eternity in mind.
Do you even know where you are going right now with the choices that you are making?
Life is but a short time and the most important choice that anyone can make in such a short time is to choose Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It takes a great amount of faith to believe that and for those that do believe He is and is to come, the question is how are we sharing what we believe? Are we even sharing what we believe to others at all?
In the book of Isaiah, God is referred to as the “High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity”. Only the contrite and humble in spirit dwell with Him there. If there is any area in your life that you are struggling with, then put your trust in the One who is able to help you overcome your weaknesses. You haven’t got the time to figure things out on your own with your limited level of understanding when Jesus is giving you His helping hand. Only pride, arrogance and fear keeps you from reaching out to His hand.
The kind of eternity we should seek is where we acknowledge that we are saved by grace and not by human hands.