by Donald T. Williams
God's person—his holiness, his righteousness, his majesty, his love, his grace, his glory, seen in all their fullness in the face of his Son—will take us all of eternity to absorb. It is so wonderful that we will never get tired of seeing more of it, and so infinite that there will never come a day when there is nothing new left of it to see. Seeing more of it is what makes life worth living, and worth living for eternity. So we are hardly going to begin exhausting it in this life—but we do get to start bathing in it and drinking it in. That is why every Christian is called to be a lifelong learner, and why this calling is a blessing and a gift rather than a burden. Why should Christians be lifelong learners? Because God is so infinitely wonderful that they will be eternity-long learners, and the rest of this life is simply the first stage of that.
Donald T. Williams Ph.D., is R. A. Forrest Scholar at Toccoa Falls College. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Square Halo Books, 2016) and An Encouraging Thought: The Christian Worldview in the Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien (Christian Publishing House, 2018). He is a member of University Church, an interdenominational house church in Athens, Georgia.
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