Standing On The Edge Of Eternity


When it comes to human relationships; I have learned that if something is too good to be true, it is most probably not true. Scammers who promise unbelievable returns on your investments are promising you bubbles that will burst into nothing. Beware of politicians who would promise heaven on earth; for they will only deliver you to hell. Be wary of sweet-tongued and glib talking people for they are probably nothing but hot air.

When it comes to my relationship with God, I have learned that if somethng is too impossible to be true, it is most likely to be true. Sarah chuckled when she heard God telling Abraham she will have a child in spite of her old age. But she did. So did Elizabeth. When told by the angel that she will bear a child, Mary demurred that she knew no man. But the angel said nothing is impossible with God. And she did bear a child.

Christ promised and asked for many impossible things of His disciples: eternal life, resurrection, eat His body, drink His blood, carry the cross daily, be the last in order to be the first, die in order to live forever. He must either be a cheat, a charlatan, a conman, or a congenital liar. In the end, He was crucified as a criminal because of all the impossible things He was talking about. But He could not have been a cheat because He delivered what He promised. He was not a charlatan because he backed up his words with visible signs and actions. He was not a conman because he was willing to die for what He said and did. He was not a liar because He did exactly what He said He would do even if it meant His dying on the cross.

Standing before the ocean, one can get overwhelmed by its vastness and it immensity. Yet, I see but a small portion of the entire ocean. The ocean is nothing compared to the universe. Men have always looked up into the skies and have never seen its edges. They have looked back in time and never seen its beginning. If time and space seem so limitless, imagine a reality that is beyond time and space. That is the eternity Christ has promised us.

In this vastness, there is no special reason that I should be here. In the billions of probabilities that I should be here, it is well nigh impossible that I could even exist. And yet, here I am. The beating of my heart throbs and pulses with the rest of the universe. There is one throbbing and one pulsation that permeates everything there is and we are all but the echoes of that one divine heartbeat. The Divine Heartbeat is not some inanimate principle that animates the universe. He is a person who calls me into an encounter with Him. And he revealed Himself in the person of Jesus. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.”

Christ reveals all of these truths and this reality to us.

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
~ Psalm 34
The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said,
“I am the bread that came down from heaven, ”
and they said,
“Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?
Do we not know his father and mother?
Then how can he say,
‘I have come down from heaven’?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“Stop murmuring among yourselves.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They shall all be taught by God.
Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven
so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
John 6:41-51
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