Eternal life

When we think of eternal life we usually think of living forever but according to the Bible eternal life is much more than that. It is a quality of life. A taking in of the knowledge of God and being inseparably united with Him as in marriage. As Jesus said when praying to the Father:

John 17:3 "And this is eternal life, that they may "know" You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."