Do We Have An Expiration Date? & Sitting Among Friends Blog Party #33

My son asked me an interesting question today. At first, I wondered about what must have been going through his head. After thinking about his curiosity, I realized it is a question we all have we just don’t always think of it in these terms.

The conversation went like this…

Mom, does everything have an expiration date?
I had to think about it. Before I could get in any real thought, the one-sided conversation went flying.

Well, the towel doesn’t have an expiration date, does it? A bar of soap? That doesn’t really expire. Well, maybe it does. You know that teacher that had his kids buy the Twinkie that lasted for 40 years. They ate some and put one on the plate. That is still good. Maybe, Twinkies don’t expire.

Then came the kicker… 

Do we have an expiration date? Well, maybe not. Well, I guess we do. Well, we won’t have one in heaven.

Oh, from the mouth of a babe.

Do we have an expiration date?

It’s what we all know to be true. It’s something we don’t often want to face. To face our own mortality can be scary. It puts life in quick perspective.  

In today’s world, we seem to be faced with a lot of uncertainty. 
Sometimes, feelings of hopelessness and the feeling of being defeated.

Friends, there is good news. There is hope. We can have that hope in Jesus. 

Faith in Christ can give us the assurance that we need. Life in this world is temporary but eternal life, life after this world, is exactly what the word says. It is forever.

Although there are many different views on life after death it is certain that everyone wonders about life after death.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart, yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Not coincidentally, eternal life or the longing for the eternal was set in our hearts by our creator. Simply put, whether we believe in eternity or life eternally with Christ, our creator has put the longing to even wonder about eternity in our hearts. I have to say, He is nothing shy of amazing.


It can feel confusing. We have this longing and at first, we are not always sure what it is. We seek it out in so many ways and places. When it all seems to be unfulfilling and unsatisfying to the longing of our heart, we are left empty.

But how can we be sure that if we accept the gift Christ has to offer us of life eternal that it will be certain. Most of us won’t take something, even something free, without a guarantee or warranty.  

One of my favorite guarantees comes from Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.


We can have confidence. I love that word. I can know that if I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, I can have assurance in what He says is going to happen. Even though I can’t see it, my faith and hope in Christ are secure.


Giving your life to Christ means recognizing that you are a sinner (this means that you have done wrong against God). 

Romans 3:23 tells us that All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.

This brings us to the next thing we need to realize, God is perfect.

This has left a giant gap between our sin and God’s Glory. You can think of it like the bridge to heaven is out because it is broken by our sin.  

The Good News of the Gospel says that because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a way was made for the bridge to be fixed so we could join God in heaven. That longing that was placed in our heart can be satisfied through a relationship with Jesus.  

Here’s How: You can pray this prayer.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I ask for you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the dead. I want to trust and give my life to you. I want to follow you as Lord and Savior of my Life. Lord, guide me and help me to do your will in my life. In your Name, Amen!
I would love to have a further conversation with you. If you said this prayer or have more questions, feel free to email me at youresewtrendy@gmail.com.

I don’t want you to miss this opportunity. If you would like to chat with someone directly or have more questions.  I have placed a link here to
Peace With God {dot} net. It is a site through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It is an amazing resource! It has videos and follow-up resources and someone you can chat with directly, which is open 24 hours.


I hope you have a wonderful week. Before you go. I would like for you to visit some of my friends, they are amazing and have wonderful sites. Also, meet my featured friend of the week.


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I am going to be sharing a Featured Friend, weekly! I love that so many of you come and share with us every week and I would love to highlight your work! The friend that I have chosen this week is... Christa From Do A New Thing! 

Every week, Christa has something new to teach me about being a blogger. This week I was so impacted by her post. She discussed the sad loss of her friend and the role she had in online ministry. Christa, as always encouraged us in our walk with Christ and how to incorporate that into an online ministry. She talks about leaving a legacy with our families so they see us not just sitting as our computer but know how we are serving Christ. Thank you so much, Christa. I am happy to call you friend! 


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WOW! I know Summer is busy so I thank you all for coming here and for the 96 Amazing posts. This party has been wonderful and it is thanks to you, friends, who link-up with us and those who stop by and read and SHARE! Thank you!

You all are amazing writers who share DIY's, Recipes, Photos, Giveaways, Homeschool and Family and Faith. Many of you have amazing journeys of faith and I praise the Lord we are able to connect here! 



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28 comments :

  1. Kids come up with the most profound and important questions sometimes. I feel like my post today touches on the "brevity of life" but I'm so glad you've reminded people where they can spend their eternity if they receive Christ as their Savior, Jaime. Powerful post, my friend!

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    1. Thanks so much for coming over every week. I love having you and enjoying visiting your place. I think my kids keep me grounded. They make me realize sometimes what I should be more like as a follower of Christ!

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  2. Absolutely- from the mouths of babes! Thanks for giving us all a place here to share that same good news in our own unique ways. You are a very gracious and inspiring hostess Jaime! ♥ And I love Christa's blog-- found her here not too long ago! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Great links and resources today! I'll be sharing!

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    1. From the mouths of babes. What has been striking such great conversation around our house has been the dinner time devotions. The kids have been loving it and I love that time with filling their minds with the truth of God's Word!

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  3. Kids...eh? I guess we all do have an expiration date, glad I don't know mine. But, I'm ready. I prayed that prayer a long time and then went "all in" in 1992. I've never looked back! Thank you for the linkup.

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    1. Expiration Date for sure on this earth. My kids have been asking all week about heaven. What a great conversation starter. I am with you, I am glad I don't know my own date. It is best left to a Sovereign God! Thanks for stopping by every week, Susan!

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  4. I think we do in the things we do on this planet. I am starting to learn at work that the way I did things and was trained doesn't vibe with what was going on in today's world. That age, wisdom and experience are not valued with be cool, hip and knowing the buzz words. It brings up friction but I say a prayer that I can adapt as the younger generation doesn't.

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

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    1. Those prayers that we can pull out of our pockets, relying on God for every situation can get us through the day. The world is an ever changing place. I wonder what it will be like when my kids grow up. Crazy to think about. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your work with us here!

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  5. Ravi Zacharias says that one of the foundation stones the enemy is attacking in our day is the concept of eternity. Oh, how blessed we are to know that we have eternal life in Jesus!

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    1. I just wonder what people think will happen after they leave this world. Obviously everyone dies. Then what? I want to know where I am going. I love being able to have the confidence in Christ and Him alone. We are truly blessed. Glad you are here, Elizabeth!

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  6. We learn so much as we spend time with our children. Enjoyed the pondering over expiration dates which led to realizing we have eternity before us if we turn to Jesus for salvation. My adult son is home for a week on vacation (he now lives across the country from us) and we have had some great discussions. I had him read my latest blog post and give me feedback.

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    1. For so many years, I taught kids programs. What I love was their enthusiasm and certainty when it came to learning about and loving God. To them it seemed like a no-brainer. It can be truly contagious. That is great to hear about the conversations with you son and having him see the legacy you are leaving with your own site. What a great way to get them involved.

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  7. Children seem to have such an easy time talking about tough topics and sharing Jesus with others. No wonder Jesus used children as an example of faith. They speak freely because they aren't burdened by guilt for asking questions. I want to be more like that.

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    1. I have been thinking about this idea a lot lately. I had just been reading how God loved the kids so much and the disciples were fighting over who was greater and He pulls out a kids. Does He ever seize to amaze? I am with you, I want to be more like that.

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  8. Thank you for Jaime for stopping by to share your post, I truly appreciate your thoughts and inspiration each week! Now I hope you have a wonderful "Safe" weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karren. I am always glad to have you and I love visiting your space It is a breath of fresh inspiration every time I am there! Have a great week!

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  9. Always appreciate your faithful words here on this party. Thanks you for sharing your faith each week. You are a blessing.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I am always happy to see you. I do appreciate your encouragement. It helps when times are slow in my heart!

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  10. Great to be reminded of the hope we have in Him! Inspiration in the expiration... awesome! Thanks for sharing—stopping by from #FaithFilledFriday :)

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    1. I love that line. Inspiration in the Expiration. We have told our kids about wanting to be in heaven and they are still quite confused. I reassured them it is okay to feel that way and someday, God will get them to a place where they understand. Until then we just keep plugging His Life into their hearts. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by, Laura.

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  11. So appreciate your gospel focus, Jaime! Your authentic and contagious faith is such a blessing to others. Thank you for sharing your heart!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Carlie. Thank you for reading the words of my heart. I do appreciate it. Loved your post! Relaxing in the presence of God. Could there be anything better to do? Thanks for stopping by this week!

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  12. What a wonderful follow-up to the conversation with your son. I absolutely love this post, and I love how it came about!

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  13. Hey Jaime,
    Thanks for hosting this weekly link up! And, thanks for all of the sharing that you do!
    I found this post today on Social Butterfly. I'm sharing it on Pinterest and Twitter.
    Hope you have a blessed Monday~
    Melanie

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  14. I love the honesty in questions children ask! I'm so glad you shared this post with #SocialButterflySunday, my friend. It is good to have the reminder that we do have confidence in Jesus, and that He is going to have His Will done in our lives. Thanks for your encouragement, Jaime! I hope you have an amazing week :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing your post and your link-up party with us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!

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  16. Jaime ♥ I love this post and how you share the hope of the gospel. You little is so precious. What deep questions! We sure are challenged and made better by them, aren't we? Thank you so much for your heart and your commitment to sharing hope with the world, my friend! I'm so honored to have you alongside me at #MomentsofHope!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  17. Thanks for laying out the Gospel so clearly. One thing we have been teaching our six-year-old lately is that eternal life is "to know You the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." John 17:3.Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

It is of utmost importance that you know that Christ died for you. He died for all sinners so that our relationship with Him could be restored.

Because of His sacrifice on the cross we can have peace. Are you seeking more peace today? Peace of the soul can only be given through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

I hope that you, too, know the saving grace of an amazing God.
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