Desires Fulfilled

A day is coming after time has become meaningless and evil destroyed when all our many alternating desires are fulfilled. We will not be under the physical limitations we are now as space and time can not contain or experience such complete fulfillment. We are limited to physical senses, but within our spirit there is an intuitive understanding of things much greater and glorious. Solomon described God’s work, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Within each of us is a mix of mostly temporal aspects with a seed and image of the eternal. Many desires are fleeting temporal emotions, drives and chemical reactions to inputs, but within the heart is the seat of affections where deep longings for love, acceptance, affirmation, satisfaction, connection, and others too unique to articulate reside, partially or hardly met.

It will be a day with a sun rise that never ends, no night, no sadness, and no seas to separate us. (Isa. 60:20; Rev. 21:1-6) It will be a real place, so much so that this existence would seem as a shadow or mist if comparison could me made. The light ten thousands times brighter, yet with no burning danger or squinting required, for this light is pure glory. Its source is God Almighty, Yeshua the Son, and Holy Spirit. (Rev. 21:21-23; 22:5) In that presence, arrayed in Heavenly substance, we will find fulfillment completely, utterly and with perfection. Scripture defines this state of infinite perfection, “I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it….” (Ecclesiastes 3:14) 

God’s love is infinite and perfect and it will be revealed in heaven’s fullness with the majesty of His Glory. Words fail to describe His presence, but our innermost longing foreshadows that day. “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) “You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing…He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psalm 145:16,19) King David expressed his highest desire, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:25-26)    



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