God Is Eternal
We live in a culture where we are so focused on current events that we forget to look at things from an eternal perspective, a kingdom perspective. Meaning looking at everything the way God does. It’s hard to see the bigger picture in our day to day lives. To see that this life we are living is but a temporary one. But the truth is, this is our temporary home in our temporary bodies. 2 Corinthians 5:1 says, “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
As humans living in today’s culture, it’s easy to forget that this life is temporary. That one day we will be with our Lord and it will be for eternity. While life here on earth is not always good, we can trust that we have an eternal kingdom waiting for us. Revelations 21:4 says, “God will wipe away ever tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain…”
Let’s not live with culture’s narrow vision, in fear of the current times. Instead let’s walk in the truth, adopting an eternal perspective like our God.
What we see has a source, is anything ‘sourceless’? We are seen, molecules coalesce to form the seen. Where are molecules from? Atoms.
Atoms? Atoms were created after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. As the hot, dense new universe cooled, conditions became suitable for quarks and electrons to form. Quarks came together to form protons and neutrons, and these particles combined into nuclei.
An ageless Essence! This blows my mind. 13.7 billion years ago? We live X-‘years’, yet we estimate the big bang 13.7 billion years ago.
Is there a spectrum that ‘time’ does not exist?
How is time estimated in different ‘systems’ without a Sun? Exoplanets are planets beyond our own solar system. Thousands have been discovered in the past two decades, mostly with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. These worlds come in a huge variety of sizes and orbits. Some are gigantic planets hugging close to their parent stars; others are icy, some rocky.
Beyond this solar system what is?
It has an estimated 350-billion large galaxies (like the Milky way). It houses about 30-billion-trillion stars; that is 30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! The Earth is about 3.5 million times larger than a human. The Solar System is about 36 billion times larger than Earth (3.6 X 10^10).
So far, astronomers have found more than 500 solar systems and are discovering new ones every year. Given how many they have found in our own neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy, scientists estimate that there may be tens of billions of solar systems in our galaxy, perhaps even as many as 100 billion.
We could go on. But this gives a brief acknowledgement of what is.