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This week’s reading from Psalm 90:1-12 points to the eternal perspective of God. It’s easy for us to think of long-lasting things as permanent. And some of them last a very long time. I have a friend with a musical instrument which is about 300 years old. I have a rocking chair that is 200 years old. I took a tour of a building last year which had parts that were more than 1000 years old. It seems a very long time.
God is eternal. He has no beginning and he will have no end. The thousand year old building, in comparison, is only momentary. Our mortal lives of about 70-80 years, and most of our actions in time and space, will quickly fade/
Where do we place our hope? Is it on that which comes and goes? Is it on the one who lasts forever? Certainly we should hope in the one who is from eternity to eternity, who created and sustains all, who has a true understanding of the perspectives of this life. This is the one God, eternally existent in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He has eternity in his hands. Certainly the affairs of our momentary life are also taken care of.
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