Living the “Good Life” Now or Forever?

These days the worldly view has become the norm for us. Everywhere we see billboards and advertisements talking about the new way to “get rich fast.” We constantly are influenced to forgo the needs of others and focus on our personal benefit. Often times I see posts on social media about “being there for myself” or “trusting no one” at the risk of getting hurt. But the issue in laying your trust in fame, fortune, or friends is that we are all imperfect. The Bible says we are sinners in need of a savior and God sent his son to set us free (John 3:16). What a matchless gift! God isn’t trying to condemn you for your life on earth, He wants you to choose his everlasting gift. I watched a video of Francis Chan discussing eternity vs this short life on earth. He uses a white rope to depict eternity with one roughly two inch segment painted red to resemble life on earth. His point is so many people worry only about the two inches on earth and forget they have an infinite number of “feet” in eternity. While the appeal of good life right now may be present and tempting, I encourage you to think about eternity. Although it may be a scary thought, I have found peace in the everlasting arms of my Lord and Savior.

Francis Chan Rope Illustration