OF LIFE’S BREVITY AND ETERNALITY!
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
The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. —Psalm 90:10
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! —Psalm 90:17
God is so far above us. How can we wrap our minds around His eternal existence? He has always been and He will always be. We on the other hand are so small and finite. If we have strength we can live to eighty years of age. Wow… that is only 14 years from where I am now!
It is hard to believe that I just applied for social security. Really? Am I at that age already? Our life is like a span— a measurement from the tip of your thumb to the tip of our small finger. Hold those two out and look at them. That is your life. That is how quickly it passes by. Today the Social Security info says that “the typical 65 year old will reach 83 years of age” and that “one in four 65 year olds will live to be age 90” and “one in ten 65 year olds will make it to age 95.” Wow! When we were young it seemed like we would be around for a very, very long time. When you are in your 60’s it doesn’t seem like that long anymore!
The astounding thing is that God loved us so much that He provided a way for us to spend eternity with Him. We are not told a whole lot about what that is going to look like, but when you just think of living forever in a perfect place, well, yes I want to be there with Jesus and all who love Him. A perfect place where there will be no more problems… none!
But for those who know Jesus He has purpose for us as we live on this planet. May “favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” Yes, so be it! One day our race He has marked out for us will be finished. Until then, let us run the race with perseverance, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). And may we run in such a way that we hear from Jesus— “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Yes, may it be so!
Dear Father I am truly astounded when I think You have been from eternity past and that I will be with Jesus for all eternity future. How can I even fathom that? But I am so grateful and may You establish the work of my hands that You desire of me by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ29PPC059c