Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in awed reflection:
“Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.”
“Forever” is a long time, Jesus…
but as soon as I say that, I give myself away:
“Forever” isn’t actually a long time.
It’s apart from time.
It’s a state in which time as I know it
I have a beginning.
It always was.
On this earth, nearly everything around me appears to have an end.
It always will be.
Time is temporary, sequential, measurable.
“Forever” is none of those things.
It simply “is.”
When You tell me one person is going to be destroyed “forever”
and another person is going to live “forever”
I’m staring reality square in the face.
There’s no, “Better luck next time!
There is no next time.
Everything I do for You
is for keeps.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.