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‘Guesswork’ and Eternity…

     The white truck barreled straight toward our Subaru as we traveled on a two-lane desert highway somewhere between Phoenix and Las Vegas. The approaching truck seemed determined to pass several larger transport vehicles.

     Bright morning sun shone in such a way that the approaching truck blended in with the string of big rigs it was passing. From the vantage of my passenger seat, I was able to see what my husband didn’t. When I warned him, Ron’s quick reaction and ability to pull onto the shoulder kept us from what would have probably been a fatal accident.

     “Good teamwork,” I can joke in retrospect!

     Too flabbergasted by the close call to speak or even feel frightened, my husband broke our stunned silence observing, “All the guesswork of eternity would have been over!” His comment made me chuckle!

     Solomon declared that God has made everything beautiful in its time and furthermore, has planted eternity in the heart. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Ron and I have discussed eternity on many occasions—especially following the loss of loved ones. Without a single doubt, we have faith there’s life after death. The promise of eternity is real, and yet…

     Even though we realize death is inevitable, unknowns surrounding the transition from earthly to eternal existence remain a mystery.

     I suppose faith always involves a bit of “guesswork.”

     Ron’s comment following our near calamity reminded me that one of these days, all questions concerning eternal life after death will be answered. Not everyone who taught about Heaven will have been 100 percent accurate, but I doubt we’ll care much about that then.

     As I type these words, I realize I’m glad I’m able to type them and that our time to transition to eternity remains in the future. I am, however, grateful for the very real reminder that eternity has been planted in our hearts and may even arrive more quickly than we plan.

Scenes such as the red rocks around Sedona, AZ are spectacular, but I wasn’t crazy about the narrow, winding mountain roads!

I insisted Ron stop and take a picture of this funky little store we saw while passing through a small Nevada town.

Blessings on each day through which we are privileged to travel…

Sue Reeve