We live in time, days passing into days; but when death comes, time is swallowed up into eternity. To what can eternity be compared? It is an age never expiring — always, forever, without change. When ten thousand times ten thousand years have passed, the soul in residence is no closer to the end. It is astonishing to contemplate no measure of bounds, no comprehension of infinity, no chance of knowing something.
Each of us is running out of time and heading toward the eternal. What gives emphasis to this is: that which is to be will be forever. Therefore, should we not be seeking what the Lord requires? And what is that, but “To do what is right, to love loyalty, and to walk humbly with your God.” —Micah 6:8 (NJB)