He has planted eternity in the human heart ...
What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 NLT
Interesting that, in context of eternity, Solomon says that He has made everything beautiful. That is good news because life before death is often not very beautiful. It is interesting that we all seem to be born with this concept of eternity but really cannot understand it, even at a superficial level, with our heads. I guess that is because we cannot grasp timelessness. I know that I cannot imagine a place where there are no seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks or years.
What I find interesting about this idea of eternity is that it is a concept of the heart not the head. It is a concept that confronts us at a heart level. It causes us to wonder at a gut level. Sad that many take eternity, try to discern it with their heads, and arrive at some strange places. Maybe this sort of cogitation is a way to handle an unanswerable question with a non-answer? Yet eternity has a way of drawing my heart to hope and to dream as I never have before.
My heart is filled with eternal dreams Lord. Thank you for the hope of an eternal heaven spent with our eternal Father.