Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Perspectives
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet no one can fathom
what God has done from beginning to end.
ECCLESIASTES 3:11 (NIV)
I battled the fear of death when I was diagnosed with cancer. I couldn’t bear the thought of having to leave behind my kids, my wife, my life. Something deep within me told me that death is not natural. I fought against it as if it were a foreign enemy and, in a sense, it is. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that God has placed eternity into the heart of every person.
But we so long for life on earth to go on we resist heaven, the true home Jesus has prepared for us.So we struggle because “no one can fathom”. On one hand we are scared, on the other hand there is heaven. We wrestle back and forth between the two. And this is entirely normal.
Don’t let you hearts be troubled.
Trust in God and trust also in me.
There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.
If this were not so,
would I have told you that I am going
to prepare a place for you?
When everything is ready,
I will come and get you,
so that you will always
be with me where I am.
JOHN 14:1-3 (NLT)
On the journey with you,