Because God has placed eternity in our hearts (Eccl 3:11), every human being craves a meaningful life that has value beyond our short lifespan. This deep hunger is reflected in various Scripture passages:

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When may I come and appear in God’s presence?  (Ps 42:2 ISV)

You are my God. I worship you.  In my heart, I long for you, as I would long for a stream in a scorching desert.  (Ps 63:1 CEV)

My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.  (Ps 84:2 NKJV)

I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning, yes, more than watchmen do for the morning.  (Ps 130:6 NET)

“I have told you these things in proverbs. But the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, for I will speak to you plainly about the Father.”  (Joh 16:25 MEV)

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.  (Rev 22:3-5 KJV)

All of us long for the presence and the knowledge of God.  Jesus came to earth to reveal the heart of His Father to mankind.  Jesus modeled the nature of the Father to us, as He lived His daily life—healing, showing mercy, forgiveness, and love and in ministering to mankind.  Our Savior modeled forgiveness, mercy and compassion as well as countless other magnificent attributes.  As Jesus was obedient to Scripture, we prosper when we obey the Word and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

The day is coming when we who have made Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior will enter into eternal life, and see the face of our Father God.  Until then, we live in hope of that glorious day. As we await this splendid event, we do well to live holy and spotless lives to the glory of God.  You are blessed!

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