Live Loved

You [O God] are the same, and Your years will have no end.

[PSALM 102:27]

Loved by an Eternal God

Life . . . is a cache of moments: measurable and countable increments, like change in a pocket or buttons in a can. Your pocket may be full of decades, my pocket may be down to a few years, but everyone has a certain number of moments.

Everyone, that is, except God. As we list the mind-stretching claims of Christ, let’s include this one near the top. “Before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58 NASB).

Scripture broadcasts this attribute in surround sound. God is “from everlasting” (Psalm 93:2) and the “everlasting King” (Jeremiah 10:10). . . . You’ll more quickly measure the salt of the ocean than measure the existence of God because “the number of His years is unsearchable” (Job 36:26 NASB).

Trace the tree back to a seed. Trace the dress back to a factory. Trace the baby back to a mommy. Trace God back to . . . to . . . to . . .

No one. Not even God made God. “From eternity I am He” (Isaiah 43:13 NASB).

He is eternal. He does not live sequential moments, laid out on a time line, one following the other. His world is one moment, or better stated, momentless. He doesn’t view history as a progression of centuries but as a single photo. He captures your life, your entire life, in one glance. He sees your birth and burial in one frame. He knows your beginning and your end because he has neither.

[IT’S NOT ABOUT ME]

Dear God,

You are our eternal Father. You have always been and will always be. When unexpected events occur, may we remember that nothing surprises you. You know the beginning of all things to the end. And our lives are in your care,

Amen.

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

[1 TIMOTHY 1:17]

The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.

[ISAIAH 40:28]

For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

[PSALM 100:5]

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