The other day I was reading about the angel Gabriel being with Daniel 600 years before Christ (Daniel 9) and then with Mary just before the birth of Jesus. Jesus would later say, “At the resurrection people . . . will be like the angels in heaven.” (Matthew 22:30)
The thought that we have all eternity to be with God is motivating now in this life. It makes us want to live with purpose and gratitude.
Consider your life as one calendar year. Let’s say that you could live well into your 90’s. That translates to about eight years times the 12 months of the year to reach 96 total years. It may be more or less but let’s use eight years per month. So, if you are 0-8 years old it’s like you are in the January of life. Everything is new.