The numbers worldwide continue to rise: 181,377 cases, 7119 deaths, 78,085 recoveries. Worldwide reactions are dramatic: airline flights cancelled, large numbers of quarantined populations, countries with closed borders, bans on gatherings over 250 people, schools closed, colleges reverting to online classes, sports leagues cancelled, plummeting stock markets etc. Behold a pandemic! The cause of this chaos is a virus named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes is called “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Have you given much thought to contemplating eternity? The Cambridge Dictionary defines eternity as “time that never ends or that has no limits.” If we think of numbers and space we just scratch the surface on the complexity of forever. To count to one trillion would take 31,709.79 years. It is believed today that the Milky Way is probably between 100,000 and 150,000 light years across. The observable universe is much larger—about 93 billion light years in diameter. A light year is a measure of distance not time and equals almost six trillion miles. How infinitely miniscule even a centenarian’s life registers against eternity!
Proverbs 1:32,33—For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger.