Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcano explosions, Meteorite impacts – 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, everything is transitory. 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, don’t 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. Family tribes grow into nations.
Legacies aside, we are not destined to live on in our children and children’s children; that’s a common misconception. Our soul is destined to live on in a body that is equipped to live forever (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.”
The apostle Paul calls our current physical appearance a “tent” and the new body we receive after we die “eternal house”. There is permanency after all. God’s kingdom remains; He is eternal and so are His children. They are destined to grow wings and fly to a kingdom that’s unshakable.
God made us unique, which means that nobody is reproduced in the exact likeness. There won’t be another you or me. We are all priceless originals, one of the reasons why every life matters. All life comes from God. He is the Creator of all things. When we reconnect with Him we discover our roots.
Thanks be to God! He is our life and song. Forever we belong – He is the center of our being and our home, sweet home.