Our time here is swift. Maybe twenty years we are students, then forty years we are rock stars on a stage, then we are old, but still going, because we are also young. Sixty, maybe? Seventy? Eighty? Ninety? How many years is that in the light of eternity?
Even if we get one hundred years, forever is long. It goes on and on and on. There is no end. And so it is with man. We change, but we don't cease to be.
What is God? Something else. Who is God? Someone else. He is knowable. Like you know me or I know you, we can know Him too.
Isaiah 9:6 says he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Counselor: He hears you. Really hears you. Hears you and cares what you say. Do you hear Him? He is calling your name.
Mighty: Our world looks for strength. It is full of heroes, some with capes, others in suits. They are not really mighty, even those who seem to be.
Father: Protector. Leader. Do you know God does this?
Peace: Prince is a small word. It is tiny. A man. Royal. Royalty is usually a scam. I mean, who is more special than another? What is royal blood? It is just like yours or mine, really, but one of their ancestors did something big and now, well, now what? But peace. That's something. God is peace.
Can you take a deep breath and know peace? Can you rest in it? It is real, this peace that He can give you. It is fulfillment and honor. It is a bright light on a dark day. It is refreshing and regenerating. It is a song to deaf ears, the sight of a mountain in the distance to the blind. It is my heart beating again, then again, and it is the path changing right before my eyes and leading me another way instead. It is life, abundantly. Do you know this? Do you know God? He longs for you to know Him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16