"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3:11
On the island of Taiwan, there is a curious “eternal flame” that burns. The ever-burning flames located in Guanziling are burning from a crack in the earth near pools of hot springs.
The flames are fueled by enormous methane gas deposits beneath the area. Even in the hot spring itself, you can find bubbles of methane emerging from the earth. The flames in this area are believed to have been burning since 300 years ago.
Local lore claims that a wandering monk discovered this phenomenon in 1701.
One tourist described the phenomena as a flame atop a small pond. Supposedly the flames are hot enough that you can feel the heat from several feet away.
Historical descriptions of the flame through the years indicate that the flame is slowly dying out.
Though we have eternity in our hearts, we cannot truly fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Today in prayer, praise the Lord that He is God over all of time and is to be praised throughout all of eternity.
"We are citizens of eternity." – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
God's Word: "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began." - Proverbs 8:22-23