Monday, April 2, 2018

God Eternal

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

As I grow older, it’s getting harder to remember things about my childhood. I can remember some very specific things because they had a dramatic effect on my life. I also remember some general things, like walking to school barefooted in the snow — uphill, both ways! Wait, I think that was my Dad! 

While things like that are getting harder to remember, some things are getting easier to understand, like understanding there were hundreds of generations that lived before me and will live after me, should the Lord tarry His return. 

That’s why I’m comforted to know One who “lived” in years past, “lives” today, and will “live” in the future. He was there to witness my birth in 1950. He saw the first man step onto the moon’s surface in July of 1969; the sinking of the Titanic in1912; the nailing of the 95 theses to the Castle Church’s door in 1517; the crucifixion of His Son, the crossing of the Red Sea; the Garden of Eden. Yes, I’m talking about the One who existed in perfect satisfaction even before the world began — the eternal God!

As Francis Schaeffer’s book title reveals, He is “The God Who Is There.” He’s always been there. He predates time and will be there long after time no longer exists. There is no beginning or ending with Him. The Psalmist knew that. “From everlasting to everlasting,” he said of Him. And, then he added a little more to it. Not only has God existed forever, but He has always existed as God.

He didn’t have to climb a ladder of success to get to be God. He didn’t have to beat out another god to take His position. He didn’t have to wait His turn to be God. He didn’t earn the right to be God. He just is — God. Everlasting. Always.  

I find great comfort in that. God was fully God when I was young, and He will be fully God when I’m elderly (that’s not too far ahead of me!). He will be fully God as my children grow old, as my grandchildren grow old. His dominion, power, love, wisdom, and goodness will not diminish in any way by time, circumstances, or world events. He is God. That’s it!

It was such an encouragement to me today as I read from the Psalms. I know, I believe, I trust a God who, from everlasting to everlasting, is fully God. 

From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Psalm 90:2

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