This is a word from Pastor Timothy
Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday
has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of
men; yet they cannot fathom what God has
done from beginning to end”
There are three
thoughts contained in this verse that we
should look at.
The first is that God “has made everything beautiful in its time.” With
so much pain and suffering all around us,
sometimes it is hard to fathom this truth.
Often a partial revelation of God’s beauty
comes to us in this world, but it always has
a greater fulfillment in the next world. So
don’t try and merely understand God from a
human point of view alone. I want to
encourage you to look for the beauty which
God bestows on us each day, instead of
focusing on the pain in this life.
Second, the text says
that God has put “eternity
hearts.” God is so vast that He has
put this longing for eternity within us, so
that we will finally place our focus on Him.
Saint Augustine put it best when he said, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in
The third thing is that
man with all his university degrees doesn’t
have a clue about what God is doing. We “cannot fathom” Him.
In summary, God is
saying to you today: don’t try and be in
control of everything any longer. He is
saying, “Know that the beauty that I have
prepared for you is far beyond what you can
comprehend or achieve in your own strength.
I have put eternity in your heart so that
you would realize that My ways are higher
than yours, and also that you will find true
beauty in the joy of accepting my purposes
for your life.”
Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick
Timothy has a weekly Bible study you can
join. Just call 218-936-7979 at 6:00
PM PST on Thursday evenings and enter Code
No. 139535. Currently the study is in
the Gospel of John.