Everlasting to Everlasting

DSC_0039_137sigI looked out the window two mornings ago. A surprising thought came. My eyes were seeing the love of God. In view were emerald-green leaves, an endless blue sky, and birds on the wing. What a thought: we can see the love of God when we look outside. Even better is seeing God’s love while standing outside. That’s being surrounded by love-God’s love. This truth is found in Psalm 33:5, it is not my idea. This is God telling us He has put his love everywhere in nature that we may see it. Try standing outside, then, say aloud, “I see the love of God in every natural thing around me.”

In a later Psalm, 103, God reveals the infinity of His love. How long is from everlasting to everlasting? It is like no beginning and no ending, infinitely back in time and infinitely forward. In Psalm 103 God also places a one word condition: fear. He tells us His love its forever and ever to those who FEAR Him.

How do I fear God? I am to take Him seriously. He is Creator of all things. He is the just and righteous judge of the world. When I fail, He loves me and gives me a chance to try again, with His help.

Let’s back up to the verse and conclude. Psalm 103:17 provides us with two perfect guarantees-one for a lifetime, the second for eternity. Here they are in a word-STEADFAST. God gives us His love. In it is nothing like human love. The love of God is unwavering, unfaltering, resolute, dedicated, and firm from everlasting to everlasting. There is nothing you will ever have or experience that equals this. No human promise even comes close. Still not convinced? Look at a tree. Lift your eyes to the sky. Close your eyes, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to it rustle the leaves. These are physical examples of God-loving you from everlasting to everlasting.

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children… Psalm 103:17

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