The Long and Short of It

This life is short. Whether we live for just a few days or 100 years, our lives pass by quickly. If this is all there is, we may wonder: “What’s the point?” But a universe that extends millions of light years in every direction from the Earth speaks of something eternal.
This life is just a shadow of the life to come – a preview of something too wonderful for us to fully comprehend. This little planet called Earth is a garden where God’s children can take root – a nursery from which we will be transplanted to our eternal home. God has placed the seeds of his love within us, and if our hearts are good soil we will grow into the stature of His Son, Jesus. And as we grow, we have the privilege of assisting in the watering and feeding of other plants in God’s garden. So, while this life may be short, what we do with it has eternal significance for us and for those whose lives we touch.
Do you see the eternal possibilities in this moment of your life? Is the everlasting Word of God taking root in your heart? If so, you are becoming a part of the ever-living vine that is the Body of Jesus Christ. There is no limit to what God can accomplish in and through you now and into eternity.
Life looks and feels different from an eternal perspective. People have greater value; we can afford to give away our time and resources because God renews them, and us, without end. While this earthly life may seem short, the life God has begun in us will never end. What is God calling you to do today that will bear fruit for all eternity?
Your life here, though brief, counts, as you live passionately for the eternal Lord whose life on Earth was cut short for us. He died for our sins so we could live forever with Him. Let’s live, die, and then live into eternity for Jesus – the Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end – our everlasting Savior and King.

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About Bill Kuntz

Christian Life Coach and psychologist, husband to Wanda, dad to Kathy and Kristy, adopted son to God. I enjoy writing and blogging. My new passion is writing and speaking to inspire others to be all that God made them to be. I work with couples, families, and individuals (particularly young adults and adolescents) in my psychotherapy practice. As a life and leadership coach, I specialize in assisting pastors discern God's highest calling and to achieve high goals without sacrificing connections with family and friends. Please call if you or someone you care about needs counseling or coaching. My phone number is 314-647-4695.

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