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You have circuit breakers on your power panel. They are safety measures. Without them overloaded or crossed wires might glow like your stove element and start a fire. So, bless your electrician.
There are things in life that throw my personal circuit breakers, because they are just too big to tolerate, enjoy or understand. “Eternity” always flips my breaker. It is too big to comprehend! I can grasp 50 years. I can imagine 100 years but then my breaker starts tripping.
Recently I was telling Pam, “Imagine if we had this property for 1000 years.” By the grace of God we could turn our few acres into something truly fruitful and lovely. I’ve read of Methuselah living pretty close to 1000 years. He topped off at 969.
The notion of endless, everlasting, eternal, limitless, continual, progressive, constant, boundless, infinite, interminable, ceaseless, uninterrupted, perpetual, undying, inexhaustible, incessant, boundless life – fries my wires unless the breaker in my imagination goes off.
No wonder we have expressions in Scripture like, “immeasurably more”, “mystery” and “no mind has imagined”.
How long can you ponder eternity before your circuit breaker snaps? Go ahead and try. But be careful, you may start a fire!
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word
and believes him who sent me
has eternal life
and will not be condemned;
he has crossed over from death to life (John 5:24).”
Steven C Johnson