Built to Last (from my new book, “After You Die” availiable 9-4-12)
As I have been blogging lately, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve indicated that our bodies are not the true us. The Bible says the human body is “a tent”, a place you and I live in. If you’ve ever gone camping, you know that a tent is a temporary dwelling. And by the end of the camping trip you can’t wait to exchange that tent for something better, like a house with running water and TV! A tent is not meant to be the place that you stay in day in and day out. When you come you come to the end of your camping trip, you’re done with the tent. When our lives end, we are done with our body tents. Our souls leave those tents for a permanent, eternal home. The tents of our bodies die, but our souls live on. God has built us to last forever (and that’s not just a Duracell battery thing!)
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God has set eternity in the heart of every human. The heart here is a reference to our inner man, our soul, and eternity has been placed there by God. Meaning we, the “true” us, will never actually die. A thousand years from now, you and I will be alive somewhere. The question is… where?
Tell me what you think?