I read today the oldest man in America, George Francis died at 112. That is old. There was only one man older than him and he is 113. I don't know how old the oldest modern times person has lived. Probably not much longer. That is still a long time. I would have 60 more years to go!

As I reflected on that though, 112 is not that long. Not even compared to earth history let alone eternal history. If you are a young earther, you would say the earth has been around for 6,000 years. That is quite a while. A lot has changed since Adam. He got to be an old guy too. 

But compare that to 6 billion or trillion years and it is like the blink of an eye or less. Newton grandly understated the case when he wrote, "When we've been there 10,000 years" in Amazing Grace. 10,000 years is like a second compared to eternity.

So, all this talk of long time makes me realize that what happens today that seems not so good is no big deal. This will all be gone in the twinkling of an eye and we will be off "To eternity and beyond!" as Buzz Lightyear says.