I know the famous song says, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love,” but there is just too little hope these days as well. When you realize that your ending will be a better-restored future, it gives you the strength to bear what is between the present and the future. In Christ, we know our ending will be incredible because it’s the start of an eternity with Him. Abiding with God in communion with Him.
How does knowing about the hope of eternity apply to your life on earth? This hope will not only keep your heart in peace but will also direct your decisions. It offers an eternal viewpoint that takes your cares away from the day-to-day, unimportant and fleeting circumstances we find ourselves in and allows us to focus on eternity. Retaining this hope will enable you to preserve through life’s challenges because you know this is temporary and better days are coming.
In John 14, Jesus comforted His disciples – and us – by reminding them of their eternal future with Him. Jesus says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am coming to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am …” John 14:1-4.
As we wait for our eternal home, we can prepare today. How are you preparing for eternity? Jesus instructs us to watch for His return and be ready. This implies that we need to maintain a spiritual awakening or readiness, keeping the things of God at the forefront of our minds. Our hearts should be focused on the things that God is concerned with, sharing the gospel and saving the lost.
Take a moment to reflect on eternity and God’s goodness. Doesn’t it make the troubles of today pale in comparison? As believers, we should focus more on the heavenly realm than earthly pleasures. This will help us understand the importance of witnessing the gospel as time is short and will help maintain our peace.