“Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final”
No feeling is final.
Our lives are filled with beauty and terror, joy and sorrow.
Some of us have more joy. Some of us have more sorrow.
Yet, those feelings are not final.
We can be sure that when we breathe our last breath, there is more.
Christianity gives us the promise of eternity with God. God created eternity. God put it in our hearts.
He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
We have emotions. Those feelings can overtake us and hide the truth from us. When you are ready, when you are able, step away from feelings, even for just a moment, and the truth will be illuminated.
Truth is what holds us up. It is the foundation of all things.
Jesus had emotions. He felt what we feel.
Joy at pleasing his Father.
Exhaustion through ministering to people.
Anger at the prideful, religious leaders and the money changers and merchants selling livestock and doves in the temple.
Peace through accepting God’s will.
Love for the rich, young ruler, his disciples, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and the whole world.
Sorrow, grief, and agony of the impending suffering he would experience on the cross.
Yet, the Bible says He endured the cross because of the joy waiting for Him: the promise of what is true, the promise of eternity, and the promise of making a way for eternity to be ours, too.
Truth says, the last feeling is this: everlasting joy. The joy Jesus felt when he accepted beauty and terror.
The joy Jesus felt because He knew – no feeling here on earth is final.