Last week I was met with the challenge of being asked by my son – a preschooler – how long eternity is. The boy barely understands the concept of five minutes and here I am trying to wax eloquent on time immortal!
The same day I happened to be reading Jesus’ high priestly prayer in which He offers this definition: “Now this is eternal life: That [people] know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.”
Jesus does not define eternity chronologically, but relationally! I guess that when we know God and especially when we see Jesus face to face, our need for clocks and wristwatches disappears.
(Graphic found online here.)