Monday, August 30, 2010

Eternal Youth and Beauty

Original Wordpress post date: 8.11.10

In the land of Tir na NÓg music, strength, life, and all pleasurable pursuits come together in a single place. Here happiness lasts forever; no one wants for food or drink. It's the land of eternal youth and beauty.

Many civilizations have their own versions of Tir na NÓg, dismissed by modern people as mere fairy tales and mythology, stories for children. These stories exist in the first place because "God has set eternity in the hearts of men" (Eccl. 3:11). We know that something is wrong with the world.

But exactly what does 'youth' mean? I doubt very much that we'll all be 10-year-olds. Does that mean we'll be in our twenties or thirties? I think we'll be whatever age is most appropriate for who we are. I know we grow and mature to a certain point and then just age from there. So wherever that peak point is for us, that is the 'age' that we will be.

But if a child dies, are they children all of their new life? It's one thing to be eighty on earth and have a twenty-year-old glorified body. But what about children? They never grew up to twenty-something on earth to begin with, so how could they be that mature? I'm leaning toward having children in heaven because it just makes more sense.

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