How many pop caps would it take, stacked atop each other to reach 4.7 miles? If you guessed one-million, you would be right. I remember reading of a Social Studies teacher in Iowa that had his students collect pop caps so they would get some idea of what a million-dollars, or a million anything, might be.
When we begin thinking in terms of large numbers: thousands, hundred-thousands, millions, billions and trillions, we have a little difficulty comprehending how much that really is. For example, can we imagine how long 10,000 years would be? How about the word
"eternity?" That's a pretty long time, as we count time.
The Bible tells us that Jesus gives eternal to all who place their trust in Him. It was He who said: "The one who believes in me has eternal life." That's a long time; but it is not just the duration of life, it is the quality of life that God gives to those who know Him. The Bible says:
"This is eternal life that they may know Thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."
If millions, billions and trillions sounds like a lot, think of an eternity without God. Better still, think of an eternity in the presence of God. Faith in Jesus Christ can make that to be a reality for all of us who come to Jesus for forgiveness, a new life right now, and an eternity