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Life in Heaven Is Very Long

May 30, 2020

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years. 2 Peter 3:8 (NIV)

If one day is like a thousand years with the Lord, then the average human life (70 years), would run 25 million years. That’s a long time!

Maybe you’re feeling the pressure of all the stuff you have to get done next week. But, if you had 7,000 years to do that work, you could get it all done easily! Think how relaxed you could be if one day was like a thousand years to you. That’s how it is with God.

Think about your loved ones who do not believe. You have been praying, “How long, O Lord?” It feels like you’ve been waiting forever to see God move. Be encouraged! God can do more in your loved one’s life in a moment than Satan can do in 20 years!

God is eternal: He is never rushed, never overwhelmed, never taken by surprise. He has all the time in the world to accomplish everything He has planned to do. If you can take in these great truths, you will have less fear and more peace. You will also find a new freedom.

If you know Christ, you have eternal life. That’s a lot of life! You don’t need to go through life counting how much you have left and worrying about whether you will accomplish all your plans. You can afford to give your life away in service to others.

You don’t need to fret over opportunities that didn’t open up as you’d hoped. Life on earth is short, but life in heaven is long, and in Christ you have more life than you know what to do with.

Where do these truths intersect your anxieties and worries today?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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