“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him” (2 Samuel 14:14, NLT).
These words were spoken to King David by a woman with a reputation for great wisdom (vs. 2). With advice from this wise woman, King David was persuaded to reconcile with his son, Absalom.
The woman encouraged David to restore his relationship with Absalom as God seeks to reconcile with and restore His people.
She reminded King David that God does not leave His people in exile, but rather, He devises plans to rescue them from their separation from Him.
Our lives on this earth can seem short and insignificant, like water that is spilled on and absorbed into the ground.
But God gives our lives significance because He has devised a plan for our redemption.
When God rescues, restores, and redeems us, He connects our lives on earth to eternity.
And then your life in this present world becomes forever meaningful and significant because it is the beginning of your eternal life.
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.” (1 John 4:9, NLT).