Now and not yet
Eternity doesn’t start at death.
Eternity starts now.
Yes, we will have a new body after this one dies. But our soul lives on. Our character lives on. And apparently one day we will return to this planet. We will be here in our new bodies, still doing work, still enjoying creation.
Yet we live now as if this is temporary, a holding pattern, until real life begins.
We ought to be living Kingdom life now, being about Kingdom business now. Because tho the Kingdom is in one sense ‘not yet’ it is in another sense ‘now, already.’