Life Everlasting

   I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth
    And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord
    Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary
 Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell
    The third day he rose again from the dead
    He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty
    From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead
    I believe in the Holy Ghost
    I believe a holy catholic church; the communion of saints
    The forgiveness of sins
    The resurrection of the body
    And the life everlasting. Amen.

Apostles Creed

We are almost there friends. The end of our Apostles Creed journey. And what a fitting way to end. Life everlasting.

It strikes me that God has set eternity into the very fabric of the universe. I mean why else create a universe? God could have made a small world in a bubble of space the equivalent of a snow-globe. And yet He didn’t. The universe for all practical purposes is infinite. It’s beyond our capacity to fully comprehend.

And yet, we still can grasp something of the universe. We can understand worlds, solar systems and even galaxies. We can get excited by eclipses, comets and our fellow planets.
Life everlasting feels like an almost incomprehensible concept. Forever. Infinite. And yet, reflect for a moment and we can take hold of many of its concrete features.
We considered last week about the resurrection of the body, a perfect body that will never get sick, weak or injured. A mind that never wanders or fails. Emotions that are stable and respond as they should.

Then there is a world, redeemed from sin. No fear of climate catastrophe. No pollution. No need to boil your water. No fear of predators (for us at least?) or drowning in oceans.

And spiritually? We will know God more truly and fully than Abraham, Moses or David. We will be like Adam who walked in the garden with God, only we will get to bask in His presence forever and without fear of failure.

These are just the bits that we can begin to comprehend.

For Today:
  • What do you think the new creation will be like?
  • Is this your ultimate hope in life?
  • Reflect on life everlasting today and this week.
Pray: Praise the Father that He is everlasting, eternal, God. Give thanks for Jesus Christ who gives us eternal life through Himself. Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others trust in Jesus and hope in life everlasting.
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