Our six-year old daughter, Lee Beth, is like most children. Before Christmas rolls around, she has a long list of what she wants, and she gave us this list of Barbie dolls and other different books, the Berstein Bears and on and on. One thing though that she wanted and she told us about this day after day, “Mommy, daddy, I want a Bible with soft pages”. We said, “Soft pages? What do you mean, Lee Beth?” “You know, kind of like you and daddy have, that kind of move around with the wind and they’re real thin?”
And she began to look through my wife’s Bible and she thumbed through it and she got back to the section that had the maps, Palestine, where Christ journeyed. She thumbed through about three maps and then she looked up at my wife with those big, brown eyes and she said, “Mommy, which one of these maps shows you how to get to heaven?” Eternity. Heaven. That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, a very profound verse, a powerful verse. Ecclesiastes 3:11, “he has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from the beginning”. The Word of God tells us that the Lord has set eternity in your heart and in my heart. The Bible says we are created in the image of God. Thus, being in the image of God, being created by an eternal God, we have eternity set in our hearts. We know there’s life beyond the grave. Think about the books you grew up with, or the movies you see now, or the novels that you might thumb through.