Eternity in Our Hearts
Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
God has put eternity in our hearts. Every person, whether they are a Christian or not, has the spiritual DNA of Adam and Eve in them. This spiritual DNA draws our hearts toward Heaven. It creates a longing and an understanding that there is more. It’s very real and very Biblical.
Many times we can’t quite articulate this feeling. Songs, books, movies and visual art tries to capture it. Many come close, but most fall short. The problem is the authors, writers, painters and actors don’t know the Scripture. They know and recognize the longing, but they don’t know and recognize the Savior.
We have eternity in our hearts and we’re on a journey to get there. We want to be home. To the Christian, our real home is Heaven. God is preparing His place for us. In fact, He can’t wait for us to get there. We are valuable to Him. Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” We are precious (valuable) to Him and He can’t wait for us to get there, and we shouldn’t hesitate to be drawn there and long to be there in His presence.
C.S Lewis wrote, “If I find myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I wasn’t made for this world.” We weren’t made for this world. We were made for Heaven. Are you on the journey? Or are you longing for home but don’t know the path?
Everyone has a built-in desire for eternity, but not everyone’s heart is in Heaven. Can you make this transition? Can you take your natural longing for home and transition it to Heaven? God’s palace? God’s place that He has prepared for you? Can you live with your heart in Heaven, open to it’s calling, but ready to do God’s will while you’re still here waiting? Can you?