Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Thousand Years

   On the question “Who do you want to be with for a thousand years?” many would not have one in mind.  In these days when marriages could end in 55 hours, 9 days or 2 weeks having someone for a thousand years is unthinkable.  

   The Bible records a promise of everlasting life in Titus 1:2upon the basis of a hope of the everlasting life which God, who cannot lie, promised before times long lasting”.  In John 11:25-26, Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life.  He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all…”  Everlasting life is longer than a thousand years.  In Isaiah 65:21-22, the Bible says “And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat [their] fruitage.  They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating.  For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full.”  

   The question gets clearer.  Who do you want to build a home and have occupancy with for eternity?  When there will be no foreclosure nor financial woes what could possibly be a reason not to stay.  

   Resurrected people are not going to be like robots.  They might still get bored, change their minds or have unique quirks that could rub the other the wrong way.  The movie The Mexican brought out a question “If two people love each other but they can’t seem to get it together when do you get to the point of enough is enough” the corresponding answer is “never”.  

   Never is as long as forever, so who do you want to be with for a thousand years?  The one you could never say goodbye to.  One clue is he must like talking to you.  

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