Series: Big Green Box
Last week we discovered that God is a massive and mysterious God who’s dreams FOR us far surpass the dreams we have for ourselves. This week we will learn about the greatest dream He has for us. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
Imagine its Christmas morning…you find a box with your name on it, but before you can open it, you lose it. You’d be upset, right? Because your heart was already set on the gift…even though you didn’t fully understand what it was. God has designed our hearts that same way. We long for something, all of our lives, even though we don’t fully understand what it is we are longing for! And to miss out on it would be a terrible shame, much like not getting to open that special present.
God has placed eternity in our hearts. We can understand that there is something after this life, yet we can’t fully grasp what it is! So we try to fill that hole in our hearts with anything or anyone that we can until we think we’ve made the right match. Unfortunately, eternity is not about the right person, stuff, career or food! Eternity exists so we can experience the fullness of God forever. And, great news, that doesn’t start at our death… it starts right NOW! A relationship with God, through Jesus, gives us the chance to experience that eternal relationship today!
1. How have you seen that God has place eternity in the hearts of man?
2. When have you tried to fill that gap with something other than a relationship with God?
3. How can you, as a family, work together to experience that relationship today?