Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2, 2013

"Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,  that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:14-16
I wonder how many times I will write "2012" on a check before I adjust to the new year -2013?
In spite of my struggle with adjusting to a new date, New Year's Day is one of my favorite holidays! I find it more relaxing than most holidays because it is less demanding than most of the other holidays. I get to stay up late and sleep in on that day without feeling guilty.
New Year's Day allows me to be a "couch potato" for a day, watch football, snack on some munchies and not feel too guilty. I like that!
Overlook the fact that I am writing this post on New Year's Day, and it is one day I get to be a "normal" guy!
This is the 62nd New Year's Day I have celebrated. I am hoping I will get to celebrate quite a few more! There is a LOT of football left to watch!
Having said that and having expressed my love of New Year's Day, I am looking forward to something MUCH greater than New Year's. Some day I will get to enjoy "no years"! "No years" is where the vast majority of my life will be lived!
"Brad, what are you talking about? What is "no years"?
"No years" is eternity!
There are no clocks in eternity!
There are no calendars in eternity!
There are no dates, or day-timers or deadlines in eternity!
In eternity time is measured in millenniums not in minutes! Eternity is lived in the "everlasting moment"! Think about the best moment of your life - that moment you wished would never end. If you project that forward you have a glimpse of eternity!
When I run out of New Year's I get to have "no years" for one reason only - because "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!" God's Son stepped out of eternity and into time to pay the penalty of my sins by dying on a cross! He died in time so I can live in eternity!
I can have a happy New Year because I know for sure I will some day enjoy a happy "no years"!
Do you have that assurance?
Have you trusted Christ to be your Savior?
Have you repented of your sins, confessed that He is your only hope for salvation, and accepted His sacrifice for your sins?
If you have or if you will - Happy "No Years"!