How you compare time to eternity.
Have you ever stopped to think about eternity? We cannot even say that “eternity is a very long time,” because in eternity, there is no time. Eternity exists outside of time.
Right now, we are trapped inside of time. For us, everything is linear. We start at our birthday and continue to go along the line of time until we die. In the mean time, we go through different stages of growth, but all in line; one right after the other.
How old do you think you will be when you die. If you live in the U.S.A. where the life expectancy ranks 26th in the world, the average age of death for a male is 76 years old. For a woman it is about 80. With this in mind, why don’t you ask yourself exactly how old you are. At the time of writing this article, I am 55 years old. Since I am male, you can say I have already lived 2/3 of my life. It sure seems to have gone by rather quickly. If you are now 40 years old, and you are a woman, do you realize you have already lived 50% of your life? You are half way to the day of your death. If you are a man, you are already on the downhill side of life. Did it seem like it took you very long to live 50% of your life? I think not. I think you would say that it seemed to go by very quickly. If you factor in the fact that you spend approximately 1/3 of your life sleeping, then you don’t really have that much time to do anything with.
The fact that life goes by quickly should be alarming to any rational thinking person. If you are 20 years old, you have already lived 25% of your life. It doesn’t seem like it took very long to get there, did it? Time goes by quickly. It is relentless. It never stops and cannot be influenced to slow down a little. Day and night, it continues its work. However, what is time compared to eternity? It is nothing. Eternity dispels time making it null and void. The good news is that eternity is not out of reach. There is a way to escape the hold of time and all you have to do is accept it.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever. He lives outside of time and therefore is eternal. He would like to give you eternity as well. He would like to help you escape the relentless clutches of time. He offers it to you freely. All you have to do is accept it. Will you?
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