During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
How long will eternity last? Seriously stop and think about that question.
When you think about it, it’s mind-boggling. The hymn Amazing Grace reads, “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, than when we’d first begun.” And that’s true! Eternity will go on and on and on and on and, well, you get the picture.
Of course, for those who are believers in Jesus, that’s an awesome thing! They will enjoy God’s love and praise him forever.
But for those who do not know Jesus as their Savior, it will be awful. They will be separated, forever, from God and his love.
So, can we understand the plea from the Macedonian man? What did the people in that area need? More than anything else, they needed to know about Jesus and his forgiving love. More than anything else, they needed to know that God loved them. More than anything else, they needed to know that heaven was open for them because Jesus had died and risen.
These are the things we need more than anything else as well. Thankfully, we have them because they are all promised by God in his Word.
Thank God today that you have heard about what Jesus has done for you and what he promises you–an eternity of joy with him in heaven.
Lord Jesus, thank you for doing everything necessary for me to spend my eternity with you. Amen.