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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

What does forever mean? I cannot grasp this transcendent idea because I am mortal. Imagine something lasting or permanent, for always and endlessly forever? Nothing in this human life last forever. Babies are born but old men and women pass away. Grass grows and then withers, animals are born and then die. If you look around you everything has a shelf life. Even our emotions of love, hate, envy, and pain. Things of the heart seem like they last forever yet generations pass and no one remembers. Nations are born and taken down, political systems don't last forever. What is a lifetime to mere mortals? 70, 80, 90, 100? Would we want to live forever in a world corrupted by sin and death? The world cannot promise you forever it can only say, I will see you if we get there? Blind optimism is all people can do after death. To hope that forever is more than what we experience now. There is no remembrance of those who came before, and those to come will not be remembered by those who follow after. The power of the internet cannot preserve our souls and make us martyrs forever. In this world things are forgotten and are never found again. Oh to be wise in this: Can the darkness speak of your wonderful deeds? Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness? This world, this earth has a shelf life. The only one who holds immorality is God. He alone knows what forever truly is and holds. I am so thankful that Jesus came into a mortal body to show us where forever is. And that is truly found in him because he died and rose again for us to live forever. All things are in him and through him and made by him. Time is in the way right now of forever. But time has an end, an end of the age. Where sin and death are gone, and spirit and life are forevermore. Praise be to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. Meditate Eccls. 9:5

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