Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Everlasting to Everlasting

 1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 

Everlasting to Everlasting

It is more than we can imagine--everlasting to everlasting. Before the world was created or the stars were hung in space, God was our dwelling place. Yet, the unimaginable does not stop there. When Satan entered the world purposing to destroy God's marvelous creation including the race of man, God had a rescue plan in place. It was costly, to be sure, but through God's amazing love, hope for man existed even before his fall.

How can we, as lowly men of this earth look any other place for help? Who existed with God before the worlds were created? No one! Yet,
before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God!
I do not know exactly why, but it seems that in the spring time we are made so aware of who this marvelous God is! As we watch the beauty of nature unfold, the trees shaking off their stiff, cold, branches, garbing themselves in the soft, green leaves of summer, while nearby the flowers break forth in an amazing array of colors, how can we not marvel at the beauty and intricacy of God's creation? For whom did God create such beauty? He created this world and all of the creatures in it to bring glory to Him, and for man to enjoy.

Though he tried to destroy God's magnificent creation, Satan was only able to mar it by the cruel effects of sin. All nature, even the plants and animals, suffer due to the poison of man's sin thrust upon them. Yes, all nature, even the plants and animals, patiently await the time when their awesome Creator God will still the effects of sin forever! Destroying this blemished world, God will create a new heaven and a new earth, and there, God's people will live from everlasting to everlasting!

So, as you walk through God's beautiful earth just awakening from the cold blast of winter, (or if you live in the southern hemisphere, and are watching the leaves of fall burst forth in their last array of color before the winter months arrive), take time to praise God, from Whom all blessings flow. Let us remember the promise God made in Genesis:
 22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22, King James Version)
No matter what man does, no matter how powerful he becomes, he will never usurp God's authority over all of this earth. What an amazing God we serve!
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does His successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

Let ev'ry creature rise and bring
His grateful honors to our King;
Angels descend with song again,
And earth repeat the loud "Amen."
God Bless You,

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