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When We've Been There Ten Thousand Years

No less days

"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night." - Psalm 90:4

" But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." - II Peter 3:8

 Where will you be a thousand years from now? Ten thousand? A million? A billion?

We live in time and space and are subjects to the limitations of such. Time is depleted and never regained. Not so in our Father’s house. There will be no wasted moments or years. There will be no waiting, no boredom, and no hurry.

Time will be turned upside down, inside out, and all around. It will be but a faded memory. Eternity, of which we are now at least somewhat ignorant, will be as real as the second hand is today. What is incomprehensible will be comprehended. What is vast will remain vast, but our capacity to experience it will be transformed.

We may not comprehend it, but we don’t have to be ignorant of it either. We can at the very least, know this: There is so much that we do not know now, but someday will know fully even as we are now fully known.

It is about becoming eternally minded, living every day with eternity in our focus, in our hopes, and in our hearts. We are called to live on a different plane with a an attitude of amazement.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…” is how Paul put it in II Corinthians 4:18. It is a matter of choosing our view and sticking with it.

Can you imagine bright shining as the sun for eternity? I can’t either, but I can wait a little longer for it with the wonderment with which a child waits for Christmas. Now is the time to make decisions for eternity, because this is all the time anyone will ever get.

This is all the time that ever will be. We are about the step out of this realm into the timeless expanse of eternal glory. We are about to leap into God’s everlasting day.

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"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker." - Psalm 95:6

 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.-Luke 2:15

 

So, will Heaven be an eternal choir rehearsal? I doubt it, but if it is, we’ll love it – because we’ll be singing God’s praise and we won’t be bored, tired, or fidgety. We know that because once a thousand years have passed it will seem like we just started and the praise will be real and from a joyful heart.

Impatient folks will be focused and engaged; the lethargic will be energized; overachievers will be relaxed. All ears will be tuned and all voices will harmonize. There will be no frustration and no straining to hear or be heard.

Everything we do and everything we say will give praise to God.

When we play, it will be a symphony. When we walk, it will be a ballet of praise. When we converse with one another, it will be sacred opera.  There will be one great song where every breath will be a celebration of the glory of God.

Words cannot describe it; no thought can contain it; no description can ever be adequate.

There will be no less days to sing God’s praise and no less praise to fill the days than at the beginning. Everything will always be fresh and new. The seven step scale will be obsolete as new tonalities emerge.

It is going to be exciting!

Are you going to be there? There is only one way. It is the way of grace – amazing grace that saved a wretch like me and every other soul that has taken the journey to Heaven.

What are you going to do about God’s grace in your life? Receive it today from the hand that was pierced by nails for your salvation. Accept the gift and begin the journey.


 

 

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