The common ground of eternity

He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecc. 3:11b

Eternity in our hearts is the longing for meaning and truth; it is our response to beauty and our inspiration to create; it is our desire for relationship and our need to belong. God has planted universal human eternals in all people, even those who understand God is different from traditional Christian understandings, even those who deny that eternity dwells within them at all. Through the finished work of Christ God calls all people to be reconciled with Him and empowers those who love Him to communicate that reconciliation.

Lord, help me to speak the common tongue of eternity to the hearts I meet today.