Monday, March 06, 2006


I think it's interesting that today's topic was eternal life. It came up this morning at our Monday Morning Theologians Bible study at the bakery in town. We were talking about God's covenant with Abraham (at the point of his name change) and our discussion led to talking about how life becomes somehow easier, or more bearable, when we have some perspective, a hope for the future. In essence God was giving Abraham hope for a future with the promise to make his descendents as numerous as the stars in the sky. One person this morning shared about how their perspective changed after their father died. They got, I believe, a glimpse of eternal life. We are living in what the theologians call the now and not yet. We live both in this world, but we also reside in the life eternal, it doesn't start after death. With that kind of perspective things like fashion trends and popular opinions look completely different. When you live close to God everything else begins to appear small in comparison.

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