What would you do with 640 million dollars? As you have probably heard the lottery jackpot is at a record high 640 million dollars, which has got many people talking about what they would do with that kind of money if they won. We have all thought about it, buy a new home, maybe two, drive a brand new car, and most have said give some away. I mean with that kind of money you can give lots of it away. Family, friends and charities would all benefit. The thought of becoming instantly rich would change our lives in a heartbeat.
What would you do if you if you were given eternal life? Not as many people talk about this gift, in fact have you ever heard anyone say if I had eternal life I would… It struck me that we have been given a much bigger gift then 640 million yet we act like its just another dollar. I mean if we stopped and thought about what we would do with eternal life, shouldn’t it be better then winning the jackpot. Money fades away, but eternity is forever.
If we treated eternal life like winning a life changing amount of money, we would be telling others about this eternal life we have, wanting them to share in the same joy. Why is it so different? Don’t we want others, especially those closest to us, to have this same life changing experience.
I think a part of the answer to this question, lies in the fact that we don’t live with eternity in mind. Reality is that we all have eternity ahead of us, and there are two very real possibilities for our eternity. We are stuck on what is in front of us though, like a horse with blinders, we can’t see past the blinders, we can’t see past this life. We have to realize there is more than what we see and know now, there is eternity.
If we lived with eternity in mind we might act like eternal life is something worth being ecstatic about, we might act like we need to share this great news with many, we might act like its worth more than 640 million dollars.
What would you do with eternal life?
Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Titus 3:5-7 ” He Saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”