Forever and Ever

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield. Have you ever felt like you’ve been stuck in traffic forever? Imagine what it was like to be in one of the 18 MILLION cars in the longest-ever reported traffic jam, along the East-West German border in 1990.

Have you ever had a sneezing fit that seemed like it would never end? A twelve year-old girl in England started sneezing on January 13, 1981, and didn’t stop until September 16, 1983. That’s 978 days!

Sounds like an eternity, doesn’t it? The dictionary defines eternity as “an infinite, endless period of time.” Something that goes on and on – and on – forever. You know, the Bible says that “God has set eternity in the hearts of men.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) He created us to live for an eternity – forever. It’s true our time on this earth will come to an end. Our physical bodies will die. But our souls – our spirits – go on living forever. Without end.

Mind-boggling, isn’t it? Difficult to comprehend. Everything we experience in this life sooner or later comes to an end. But WE ourselves don’t. We will always exist, for all eternity. It’s not something we choose — it’s the way we were made.

There is one thing up to us: where we will spend that eternity. Our sin leads us to death and hell, forever separated from God. But Jesus came to pay the penalty for us, to die on the cross in our place. Because of His sacrifice, we can choose to spend our eternity with God in Heaven, a place so beautiful it defies description. We can experience true love, real joy and lasting peace – forever and ever!