LONG VIEW, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/16/19
I was reviewing a movie the other night on Columbus and his discovery of the Western Hemisphere. The scene was Columbus showing his son the LONG VIEW of a very tall sailing ship sailing out of sight across the horizon. At first the ship itself began to disappear and was gone and then the mast looked as though it was sinking into the water. Not the same as moving away where the whole ship might disappear but like sinking into the ocean. And yet the whole ship would return at a later date to the harbor. In this clip Columbus was proving to his son that the earth was in fact, round.
So in really believing in the LONG VIEW (Eternal view) of things how do we know that there is really a Creator and unlimited time after death for the human soul? So from a Christian perspective all of those kind of thought have been collected and put in a book called the Holy Bible.
In my quest for answers to those 3 great questions: Where did I come from, Why am I here, And where am I going. I studied the religions of the world and just became more confused until I really started to research the Holy Bible. Way before anyone knew it to be true the Bible taught that the world was round, hung on nothing and made of particles that were to small to be seen. Also that the elements could be burned up in a fervent heat. All of which was accurate and could not be know except by a Creator and shared with someone to write down.
Then I took a look at the hundreds of Messianic prophesies that were in such detail prior to the event that only GOD could have the foreknowledge of such events. David wrote in Psalm 22 all about Christ Jesus, hundreds of years before the event. Isaiah also in Isa.53. Amazing stuff to consider in looking at the LONG VIEW. But the amazing thing is that Jesus of Nazareth could not make it happen, HE could only allow it to happen as HE saw the LONG VIEW for himself.
And we find these words in the Book of Hebrews, the writer recording (Paul I feel) as follows:
So this intent of this little note is to encourage you to look through your list of stress factors and toss the ones that will not matter from the point of view of eternity or of having eternal values, “THE LONG VIEW.” The ones that waste your valuable time on earth… If Christ Jesus is your LORD and HIS KINGDOM is your real home and HE is designing and building a place for you. And if one day, really soon, you are going to be moving into a totally furnished new home then how important is the one you are going to be leaving? And how many of our relationships and friendships are going to hang together after we move? In fact that has some real motivation behind it so as to leave no one left behind. How many family members and friends just might not make the jump to light speed when Christ Jesus returns for HIS CHURCH.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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