Eternity Is A Long Time

Eternity Is A Long Time Sermon Illustration

God’s love is giving in its nature. That’s what John 3:16 tells us: he “so loved the world” that he did what? “He gave.” He loved us and wanted to give us a gift. And not just any gift. Not something worldly, like we spend so much of our time pursuing, not a gift that in the end doesn’t satisfy. No, he gave us his own Son. And the end goal of that gift wasn’t death but “eternal life.” Who is eternal? God is eternal. So if he loves you and gives you his Son so that you can also be eternal, what must that mean? That God wants to spend eternity with you. During the COVID-19 quarantine, many of you had to spend a lot of time with loved ones. But as the quarantine dragged on for weeks, you may have grown a little tired of them. Maybe you volunteered to go shopping? Or took a walk by yourself? Eternity is a long time. In fact, it is an endless time. And yet, God wants to spend that with you. Despite all your imperfections, God loves you so much that he wants you to come home and be with him forever.