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From the edge of eternity

By Dan Mielke

Grace Baptist Church

If you could go back 10 years and change one thing, what would it be? What would you change 10 years ago with the knowledge you have now?

Would you have taken a different turn before an accident, waited on some financial decision, invested in a new stock like google? Maybe you would have committed to a healthier lifestyle or changed a bad habit.

If today you were to step into the portals of eternity and at that moment had the chance to look back at your life with a heavenly vision before the one way doors close behind you forever, what would you wish you had changed? An eternal perspective can give us a clear daily direction.

This perspective change took place when the Apostle John was transported to the future and brought into the high mountain to see the new Jerusalem: “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God” (Revelation 21:10).  During that experience, do you think he was distracted and wondered if he left his toaster on, or who had the biggest paycheck, or if his co-worker had a nicer, newer chariot? John’s response to this perspective is found in Revelation 22:8: “And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.”

How would your life be different if every moment of every day you were looking back from eternity? I would imagine that many parts of our lives would change. What parts might change in your life?

How would your life be different if instead of looking forward, you looked backward from eternity?

The author will be speaking on the topic of structuring your life for eternity this Sunday, May 3, at the Austin Hobby Lobby Parking lot. Feel free to join drive in at 1 p.m. or tune into KAUS 1480.