Willow Creek Church

Eternity

ForEVER

One of Jesus best friends while He was here on earth, John, wrote 4 of the books included in the New Testament.  In one of John's letters he wrote to encourage the church, "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." (1John 5:13)  If you want to know "these things" that John wrote about you will have to read the whole book of 1st John.  
Throughout Scripture we are told we have been inserted into God's eternal plan. We will live forEVER. God chose to show His love to the cosmos by sending His only Son to carry out a plan. This plan would allow His rebellious creation (us) who were destined to live without Him for the rest of eternity to be with Him for all eternity. This plan included that Jesus, HIs Son, would suffer a torturous death to make a payment for a debt we could never honor. All He asks is that we believe this, follow Him, and live as He intended us to live. 
Simple, right?
If you are a follower of Christ, pray that the Holy Spirit will open the eyes of your heart to view this temporal life on earth through God's eternal perspective.
Asking for this will bring contentment and hope in all circumstances as we do life.
If you are not yet a follower of Christ, pray that the Holy Spirit will open the eyes of your heart to view this temporal life on earth through God's eternal perspective.
Believing this can bring contentment and hope in all circumstances as you do life.