For many of us, when we hear someone speak of eternal life we think about living forever in heaven. We rightfully look forward to the day when every tear will be wiped away from our eyes, when there will be no more sickness, death, disease, or curse; we long for our glorified bodies that will not wear out or wax old. The older we get, the more people we think about that are waiting for us on the other side, and we long to spend eternity with them. Most importantly, we anticipate being with our Savior forever and ever.
In essence, when we think about eternal life, we tend to focus on quantity of life, of a life that will not end.
But as Christians we should also think about quality of life. Eternal life with God doesn’t begin in heaven, nor must we wait for this life to end to begin enjoying it. Eternal life in heaven is just the icing on the cake, so we should not overlook the blessings we have right now. We have our sins forgiven and forever dealt with; we have been adopted by the King of the Universe and He calls us His children; we have the privilege to carry everything to God in prayer; we are filled with the Spirit, the Comforter, who leads us into truth; we have a relationship with the same God who died for us. Shall I go on?
If you have been saved, understand that your eternal life has already begun. There is an abundant quantity of life ahead of us, but an amazing quality of life right now.
That whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.