Taking the long-term view

“Just a thought … by Paul Harper

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I’m sure  most of us have had the experience of hearing a tune, then been unable to shake it off…..

I had the same experience with the word ‘eventually’ which my dictionary  defines as ‘finally resulting’. To me it speaks of an outcome or the long term future, how long until the world gets back to normal, and you would then need to define ‘normal’.  Maybe the time has come to seek help from the bible and especially the book of Revelation.

“I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had vanished, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City. A New Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven, like a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice proclaiming from the throne ‘Now God has his dwelling with us, and God himself will be with them, he will hide every tear from their eyes. There shall be an end  to death, and to mourning, crying and pain, for the old order has passed away’.

For me eventually means ‘taking the long term view’ which is God’s plan, a plan of love. He loved us so much he sent his son into the world to redeem the world, because as human beings, we always allow our selfish ways to come first, rather than following his will.

Amazingly God has a plan for each of us to be part of his plans E_V_E_N_T_U_A_L_L_Y.

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