“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts.
Loved by the Eternal God
“To whom, then, will you compare God?” the prophet invites (Isaiah 40:18 NIV). To whom indeed? “Human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs” (Acts 17:25 NLT). You and I start our days needy. Indeed, basic needs prompt us to climb out of bed. Not God. Uncreated and self-sustaining, he depends on nothing and no one. Never taken a nap or a breath. Needs no food, counsel, or physician. “The Father has life in himself” (John 5:26 NIV). Life is to God what wetness is to water and air is to wind. He is not just alive but life itself. . . .”
“Hence, he always is. “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2).
God never began and will never cease. He exists endlessly, always. “The number of His years is unsearchable” (Job 36:26 NASB).
Even so, let’s try to search them. Let every speck of sand, from the Sahara to South Beach, represent a billion years of God’s existence. With some super vacuum, suck and then blow all the particles into a mountain, and count how many you have. Multiply your total by a billion and listen as God reminds: “They don’t represent a fraction of my existence.”
He is “the eternal God” (Romans 16:26 NIV). . . . He was something before anything else was. When the first angel lifted the first wing, God had already always been.
Most staggering of all, he has never messed up. Not once. . . . God is holy. Every decision, exact. Each word, appropriate. Never out-of-bounds or out of place. Not even tempted to make a mistake. . . . No wonder he said, “I am God, and there is none like me” (Isaiah 46:9 NIV).”
“3:16: THE NUMBERS OF HOPE”
Gracious God, you are incomparable and you are eternal. You have always been and always will be. You are the creator of life: physical life and spiritual life. You are holy and mighty beyond measure. Yet you love and care for each of your children. Your eternal presence gives hope and courage. We rely on you and trust you. You are good to your children, and you are committed to your children. Thank you and praise you, amen.
I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
~ PSALM 22:22
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
~ PSALM 90:2
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations.
~ PSALM 46:10”