eternity set in our hearts

Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ARubens-Eternity.jpg]

I’m reading C.S. Lewis’ Surprised by Joy only to learn that, by joy, Lewis means what I call the longing or desire for eternity I find in my own self.  I do not find it joyous although it is enjoyable.

For me, it is as if a door to another place briefly swung part way open and I am allowed only a glimpse of a fine Heaven – enough that I want to be there with all my being.  Alas, all too soon the door always closes so that I can not even find the door much less open it again!

I do find joy in salvation, in knowing grace I should hope for awaits me at the end of the road, and in knowing I will see the face of God.

Makes me think of MercyMe’s Flawless: 

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