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Friday, April 5, 2013

Eternal

E is for Eternal 

Definition - without beginning or end; always existing; lasting forever;

 

What does the Bible say?

God is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.  Trying to even reason the idea of no beginning and no end is nearly impossible; at least it is for me. But God is Eternal and is not bound by time. Honestly, if I think about this too long it feels like my head is going to explode.  Let's look at some Scripture. 

I Timothy 1:17  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Deuteronomy 33:27  The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Isaiah 57:15  For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

Personally.........

Now that I am well into my 50's the subject of death is more real. Time seems to go by faster and 10 years at this stage is pushing me closer to what all of us will face; the end of life. A few years back, I was really having a hard time with this. I became fearful of the mystery of it all. As I came understood more about eternity from a Biblical perspective I became more relaxed about the inevitable  moment hovering overhead. This scripture John 11:25-26 has really helped me.

This is a video Nate Powell made for the song "Eternal God" by the Robbie Seay Band. This song means a lot to him, because it reminds him that God does not work in my time. We  need to be patient and wait for His surprising love.

6 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

A good topic , when you get to my age
death is like it's knocking on the door,,,,lol
Loved the E post.

Yvonne.

Susan Scott said...

Great post thank you! Eternal - such an evocatibe word and it is hard for me to get my head around it.
God bless you ...

Susan Scott said...

sorry that should have been evocative .. typo

Lucy said...

Eternal,I agree can be a very hard concept to wrap the mind around.
Dropping by from the A-Z Challenge,Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Jaime said...

I love this post. I wrote about something similar for last year's E post. I used to fear death but now, that I am with God, it isn't so scary anymore.

Healing Wounded Hearts said...

Yvonne- So it's smooth sailing from here huh? Good deal!

Susan- Thanks for reading my blog!

Lucy- I will check out your blog for sure.

Jaime- Thanks, I would love to read what you wrote...