Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clearing Storm Jackson Lake Wyoming

A taste of heaven on earth. Photos of the most beautiful landscapes on earth speak to the souls of men... a transcendent beauty that seems to haunt our hearts is captured or felt for a moment. Even better is seeing such vistas in person, but still they are fleeting minutes of exquisite yet bittersweet peace. We can't will the beautiful scene and moment to engulf us... but this is what I believe is meant by the words of scripture, 'He sets eternity in our hearts'. Here is part of the passage, in context...

Ecclesiastes 3: 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.

Ecclesiastes 3 is a beautiful, bittersweet passage... read it and see.  Do you think the writer of Ecclesiastes is right?  Is this all there is?  Do you long for more... what awaits us in eternity?  The Bible has much more to say.  ;o)

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