Unmet Longings

Oct 08, 2019

Good Morning Fellow Travelers,

Read: Col 3:1-10

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2Co 5:17) )

Do you have unmet spiritual longings? We are eternity’s children (Hebrews 13:14).

We need an expanded perspective of eternity. There is a tremendous threat that we will live out our existence here in the limited confines of a one world view. Even though our fallen nature yearns for satisfaction in this world, we find in ourselves a deeper desire as we look to regain the lost paradise of Eden. We cannot make sense of life without the eternal. We are built for eternity. “If in this life only, we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:19).

There is more to life than this shadowland. Without an eternal perspective, our faith is often driven dangerously close to the edge of despair.

With gladness, I introduce you to Jesus Christ. He has provided redemption through his blood shed on the cross. His grace and redemption blow down the walls of the temporal and give us a spiritual, eternal perspective. Everything becomes new in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17-19). Heaven opens. Will you believe it?

Eternity now becomes our first and ultimate point of reference. Our accumulations and labors are seen as resources that can influence and impact eternity. Even the tragedies of life are viewed as that which can bring eternal gain.

Oh, dear ones, are we earthbound? Will we trade temporal motivation for eternal motivation? We must. These earthly tabernacles will be dissolved.

So let us let Christ break the tyranny of temporal things, the stress and depression of sin bound hearts. This freedom will change the way you view death. Get a passion for enduring things. Are you living here in the light of there?

~~ James Baer

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One Comment

  1. From a supporter of Gospel Billboards. I can say Amen with a good conscious towards this post. The only thing I’d add {Maybe at another time}, seems like many in Christendom don’t recognize as new creations we’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation. Nevertheless, I delight in looking at life through this view. I’m persuaded, it’s only in incorporating eternity that life makes any sense.

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