Eternity in the Hearts of Mankind

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“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil – this is God’s gift to man. I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11-14

“Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing.” – C.S. Lewis

“All our lives, we’ve been treading paper in the space between the words. And there implied, is the thought that we are barely more than bodies for the birds, carrion. They say that we’re just accidental atoms beating air, carrying on and on, unwitting orphans of an unyielding despair. But our hearts tell a different story; our hands feel a different pulse. If anything means anything, there must be something meant for us to be, a song that we were made to sing. There must be so much more than we can see. Something fathomless, deeper than our pride can dive; numinous, higher than our hearts can rise, transcendent, further than our thoughts can reach; imminent, closer than the air we breathe.” – Thrice

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