At our church we are currently going through the book of James in a series called “Everyday Faith”. This past Sunday, we talked about “Focusing on Eternity”. When we think about eternity, we think “wow, that is a really long time, won’t we get bored”? So this got me to thinking, what is our thinking on eternity?
First off, eternity is not a period of time, but exist outside of time and space. I have ready some people say something to the effect of “I would rather not live forever”. In this fallen world, I can understand that sentiment, but what I can’t understand is putting that in terms of eternity. Personally, I like existing and would want to serve our God and that is more than enough reason to get excited about eternity. Of course I like living and being surrounded by friends and family, but I cannot begin to comprehend how enhanced that feeling will be once we get to heaven.
So will get bored in heaven, I don’t think so. In the song Amazing Grace, there is a line that says.
“When we‘ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise.
Than when we first begun.”
This goes back to the questions, “wont’ we get bored”. We will exist outside of time and space. Time will be much more of an abstract. In addition to that, God is limitless and infinite. We will be serving him and enjoying his infinite presence and much more. With that being said, I don’t see how we could possibly get bored in heaven. I leave with you this question.
Where is your focus, temporary things or eternal things?