06 November 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge, Day 6

 Day #6: I'm thankful God is eternal. 

"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God" (Psalm 90:2). Did you ever try to imagine what it means for God to have no beginning and no end? It'll make your brain hurt! As a kid I used to think of God just sitting around in nothingness before he created the universe and wonder if he got bored just existing! But I think that to say that God is eternal is not really to say that he's been living forever and ever, it's to say that he is outside of time. And that's really hard to imagine. As humans, everything we do it tied to time. Everything has a start and an end and a linear timeline in between. But God, who created time for us, is completely unaffected by it! And if you read Revelation, you can see that God's children will live with him for all eternity. So one day we will also be unaffected by time! That fact makes all the big, important things in my life and in this world really seem unimportant. When I live in light of eternity, things that are only earthly and bound by time don't matter as much. May my focus be on the coming day when time will cease and the eternal will be all that matters!

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