Eternity is an endless period of time. There is a beginning, but no end. As humans, it is hard for us to comprehend forever. We measure things in quantity and time. Eternity is the one thing that we cannot measure. Why is understand eternity so important? How does it affect our life and our afterlife?
Let me help you understand the concept of eternity through humanly examples. Imagine a small bird with a tiny beak. This bird flies across the United States from California to New York. When it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, it fills it beak with ocean water. It begins to fly west back to California. After reaching the Pacific ocean, the bird opens it beak and deposits the water into the Pacific. The bird now flies away headed back to the Atlantic. The bird continues this process until the Atlantic is dry.
How long would it take this bird to empty the ocean bearing that the bird will live forever? The ocean would continually refill itself naturally as it does now. There is only answer, and it is an eternity. The process would never end.
How does eternity affect our life?
As humans made in Gods image, we are different from any other living creature on earth. What sets us apart from all other creatures is that we have a soul. The Bible tells us that we will have eternal life or eternal punishment.
John 5:24 NASB “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Matthew 25:46 NASB “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NASB “He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”
How do you want to spend eternity? In an eternal hell or heaven with eternal life? We only get one chance to make the right choice. Once we die, we do not get a re-do or a second chance. Our time is now. How do I get eternal life? Follow this link to see how you can change your life today.