Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcano explosions, Meteorite impact – our planet has seen it all. The history of planet Earth is a history of evolution. As much as we like to cling to life on earth as we know it, we are destined to grow wings and fly to a kingdom that is unshakable.
God is eternal; so are His children.
We live in a temporary setting in a temporary body housing an eternal soul. If you are comfortable with that, you are my champion. However, most people I know, myself included, do not like to live on the brink of change. This is where faith comes in.
In our wedding vows we promise to be faithful saying “for better or worse, in good times and bad”. Years go by, and our marriage grows from a young shoot into a matured tree. In a temporary setting within our temporary bodies we have grown old together. Faith connects and faithfulness produces roots and new young shoots. There are families out there that once grew into a village; the village became a tribe, and eventually the tribe turned into a nation.
Legacies aside, your very own soul is not destined to live on in your children and children’s children; that’s a common misconception. Your soul is destined to live on in a body of your own, a body that is equipped to live forever. The apostle Paul calls our current physical appearance a “tent” (2 Corinthians 5:1):
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
Paul is referring to the new body that awaits us as we pass on from this life into our next. God made you unique, which means you won’t be reproduced in your exact likeness. Once you die, there won’t be another one just like you.
Every life matters; all life comes from God. We need to connect with Him or our soul will remain rootless. God is our forever home and we will discover our roots once we find Him.