2-Minute Multiplier: Past & Future
When you woke up this morning the weekend was behind you. So, too, last month. And last year.
Today lay at the foot of the bed. So, too, tomorrow. And next month.
Does this morning’s past pin you to the sheets making it difficult to throw off the covers?
Does today’s future create prophecies of hope that spring you to your feet?
One morning’s good is an end-of-day’s bad. Or vice versa. We’ve all fallen into bed lights years from where the day began.
Ecclesiastes 3 paints it this way: “God has set eternity in the human heart. Yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3.11)
God’s image in us longs to know the outcome. To understand the pieces of our puzzles and how they snap into a picture of beauty and good.
To grasp the interplay of success and suffering and how much we will have to endure.
To connect the dots between our desires and God’s will and which of our desires His will will allow.
Possessing eternity in one’s heart is an anxious reality for a finite being.
To be aware of possibilities but not able to grasp them fully. To have to trust in the midst of constant unknowns.
When you look back do you see God’s hand at work? When you look forward do you trust His sovereignty is ultimately good?
Jesus connects your yesterdays and tomorrows to a wonderful eternity. A forever where bad and good and joy and weeping flow into one full stream that carries you along into God’s loving arms.
Even when you’d rather stay in bed.