As you know, there is a big debate as to when life begins. I believe that I covered my opinion on that in my christmas letter in which I pointed out that the Godhead took on the form of a single cell in Mary and thus human life must start when the single cell sparks to life.
But we were “sparked to life” a second time when we confessed our powerless sinfull state and asked God the father to forgive and give us new life. This He did on the strength of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We gave evidence of our agreement that we had died to the old and were raised to NEWNESS OF LIFE when we were baptised.
However we often act as though this second life has not yet begun. Perhaps we think that it begins when we die and go to Heaven.
As for me, I have been immortal since I was five years old and gave my life to God. I soon saw that aging and time-tension was foolishness for we immortals. This sense of timelessness has been a real boon in teaching me to rest. I have not only read the ending of this novel but found that it is beyond a triloqy beyond a series, it is my neverending story. So doesn’t it make sense to lighten up?
I watch the mortals around me and call them to enter this new everlasting existence, but they race around trying to make what they see as their mere blip in time, seem significant.
What puzzles me is the frenetic, time oriented ,pace of my fellow immortals. Perhaps it is the changing appearance of what they see in the mirror. True, the outward man grows more worn out but the inner man is more creative, lively, filled with childlike wonder and with new maturity and tools to face life with. This whole body is like your first set of teeth. Did you get all upset when they fell out? Was it not a sign that you were getting “bigger”;something we fervently wished for? When we have worn out this first set of teeth, arms, legs, brain etc. we get a newer better model.
If you had infinite money, would you be preoccupied with how much you had spent and how much you had left; or would you simply use it to invest in the tasks before you at the present moment. Time is like that. We have an infinite supply so don’t vex your spirit about it but do spend it moment by moment to help others and seek to know Jesus better and to advance the “youthification” of your inner man.
II Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;