Discover your ageless being

SOCIETY is wrestling with some pretty deep questions. Do age and time affect our lives? Does living to a "ripe old age" mean we have lived a good life? Does time determine how long we live? What is life?

Perhaps you wonder about such questions. I do! Recently I read the book of Genesis and found some answers by relating "life then" to "life now." People then lived for centuries. The man named Enoch is mentioned only briefly (see Gen. 5:22—24), but what we do find about him hints that age and time are not primary, in fact not even important for one who, like Enoch, walks with God. Enoch did not die, the Bible indicates. He simply rose above earth. Did Enoch know something we aren't knowing?

Perhaps we have wrongly estimated life by thinking of it in basically material terms and expecting decay to come as part of a so-called "natural" process. But remember that Enoch "walked with God," and this changed the quality of his life for the better. Enoch's pure consciousness of Life as Spirit lifted him up from earth and its limiting laws, including age and time. Enoch's clear sense of God as his Life lifted his human experience to spiritual heights where time, including age, is unknown and nonexistent.

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