Explaining eternity

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.

eternity

(Graphic found online here.)

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