“Eternity in the Heart of Man”
The writer of Ecclesiastes stated so eloquently that, “God has set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). This really had me thinking the other day so here are some of my thoughts.
Sometimes I have heard individuals talk of a “vacuum” or “hole” that exists inside of them. They attempt to fill this void with “things”, relationships, drugs, sex, etc. It may appear that they are satisfied but it is only temporary and the emptiness returns.
I am reminded of Nicodemus, the Pharisee, who came to see Jesus one evening. He was a teacher of Israel and he had questions in his heart. Jesus stated to him very clearly, “unless a person is born again, he cannot ever see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus was indicating that a spiritual rebirth must take place within an individual for eternity in the heart to be realized. Jesus went on to explain to Nicodemus that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
The conclusion is this: the way to find out about eternity in the heart of man is by receiving the Son of God and Savior of mankind. The Gospel of Luke states “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world and yet lose or forfeit his soul” (Luke 9:25). It seems to me that we as fallen human beings have a tendency to “fill up” our lives with things of this world in an attempt to fill our emptiness that only Christ can fill.
Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst” (John 4:14). “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry” (John 6:35).
Jesus still invites you and me to come to Him and find our eternity in our hearts