“Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best of minds. Men and women live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hand on the door latch, they die outside.” ~ G. K. Chesterton
When I listened to this quote from Chesterton today on the way home from work, it reminded me of a passage in Ecclesiastes, a passage that says God put eternity in our hearts.
Because God did this, we can never shake the feeling deep within us that there has to be something more than this life.
In response to this inner sense of eternity, we can and often do spend our lives either denying it, sidestepping it, fleeing from it, or attempting to resolve it without the assistance of the One who placed it there.
And this only leaves us wanting.
What we are called to do instead is turn to the One of whom it is said, “from him and through him and to him are all things” (Rom. 11:36)(ESV).
Turn to the One in whom we find our origin, our purpose, and our destiny.
We can know the One who holds in his righteous right hand the eternity that He placed in our hearts.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)(ESV).
This is the only path that will satisfy that nagging sense of greater things and the only path that leads to both reconciliation and eternity with God.