And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 17:3

We live in a world that is very materialistic and has many limits and restrictions. For the most part we come to understand that is just the way of life in this world. As these changes in our lives occur, we try to accept the changes and move on with our lives. Over time we learn that all of the material things we have in life have a life cycle and do not last forever.

We also learn that many of our personal relationships don’t last forever either. Some of our close friends and beloved family members will move out of the area and not be seen very much or even not at all anymore. Another limit that occurs in our lives has to do with our jobs and careers. Sometimes in spite of our best wishes and even prayers we lose our job because the business is leaving the area or is shutting down. We are left to scramble to put the pieces together again.

But perhaps the most difficult limits and restrictions we deal with in our lives are the health and mortality of our family and friends. So as we deal with these life on earth limits and restrictions, especially the end of our earthly lives, God’s message of eternal life – “Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live” gives us the assurance we were never able to achieve during our earthly trials and tribulations. So my friends, take a deep breath and relax knowing that God has lifted all these earthly burdens by granting us, the faithful, eternal life! No more limits or restrictions, just our resurrection!

Dear Lord: We thank you for the many, many blessings you have given us, especially eternal life in heaven with only true God. Amen

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