Eternity is not too vast for a soul to grow in, if the soul wills to grow.
“If a man die, shall he live again?” Our heart as well as our head seeks an answer. Knowing that such a hope is reasonable is not enough; we wish to feel that it is true. Here again God meets us, not only with an outward promise, or through the voices of nature, but with an inward conviction born of acquaintance with himself. We hear the answer when we first find him, but it grows as we learn to know him better. This is the apostle’s assurance: “I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” “Learn of me,” said the Master, “and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Yes, in this experience we even cease questioning. We know him and we trust. On his love we rest. Why should we reckon with the grave? Our Father this side shall be our Father beyond. We are trusting him here; we can trust him there.
– Rufus Jones, The World Within, 1921
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”