“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
-Psalm 90:2 (NIV)
God is God and He is God all by Himself, He needs no one to be God, He has been before the world began and He will still be God after the world ceases to be. He has no beginning neither does He have an end. As human beings, we are used to things having a beginning and an end, Ecc 3 says that there’s a time for everything, there is a time to start things and a time to wrap them up. Our tiny minds are so finite that we cannot possibly comprehend things that are beyond our existing paradigms.
God on the other hand, has been around forever. There has never been a time where He didn't exist. Before the mountains were created, before the earth spun on its axis, God was. He was not born and He will not die. He is the everlasting God. He lives forever. While this thought might have a tendency to short circuit the wiring in our brain, may we ask God by the power of His Holy Spirit to help us comprehend His everlasting nature.
I believe that the more we can meditate on the amazing vastness of our God and Father, we will begin to realize that He created us to experience this eternal life with Him! And the eternal life that He wants us to live is really not a time continuum or a destination, but a relationship. In Jesus' high priestly prayer in John 17:3, He describes eternal life like this...Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (NIV)
Having a deeper understanding of who God is, will help us trust Him more with our lives, if He has not mismanaged the world, He cannot mismanage our lives, He is the all-knowing God, He knew us before we were formed, our times and seasons are in His hands.
May each one of us take great comfort in knowing that our Father is the everlasting God and He has called us to live an everlasting life with Him!
You are God alone, from before time began, You are on the throne and You reign forever, I put my trust in You I know I will never be put to shame. Halleluyah!
SOURCE: JOLA AND DEXTER AKIN-ALAMU