Eternity in Our Hearts
The high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity . . .
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit.
The only reason that men and women can be saved is the fact that God has put eternity in our hearts!
Man is fallen—yes! Man is lost, a sinner and needs to be born again—yes!
But God made man in His own image and He keeps the longing after eternity and a desire after everlasting life there within the hearts of men.
What, then, is the matter with man? Like the lion in the cage, he paces back and forth and roars to the heavens before he dies.
I think this is the truth—we are disturbed because God has put everlastingness in our hearts. He has put a longing for immortality in our beings, something that demands God and heaven. Yet, we are too blind and sinful to find Him or even to look for Him!
As Christian witnesses, we must be faithful and timely in our preaching and teaching. There is a note of warning in this—telling men and women why they are lost and that if they will not repent they will certainly perish!
Lord, at times I have felt that this world is not my real home. I have a longing for things eternal. Yet, Lord, there are still so many people whose hearts are stone cold and who need to be told about Your free gift of eternal life.