“I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.” Psalm 119:93
Praise be to you, Lord God: you are the Great “I Am,” the all-powerful Creator, Sustainer, Director and Ender of history. Your being flows from before time, into history and beyond it into eternity. You are forever, with no beginning and no ending.
Like you, “Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Ps. 119:89). It does not change or shift; it is not altered or abrogated; it is firm and sure, true and right, trustable and good.
“Your faithfulness continues through all generations….”
You are the same as when you created Adam and Eve: your wisdom has not diminished, your power is not less, your love has not shifted and your grace has not been depleted. You are forever unaltered: ever trustable, ever faithful, ever present, ever good.
“…you established the earth, and it endures” (Ps. 119:90).
Whatever its age may be, the earth endures, hung on nothing, spinning at the right speed, circling the sun at the needed distance, tilted on the right axis—all this because you are faithful. The enduring earth is the visible evidence that you are the unchanging, unending God whose Word is forever true.
So each morning, when I awake you in your enduring love are there, faithful to your character, to your creation, to your creatures. I can face the day knowing I will go through it with you, on the path you prepared, in the events you have planned. Praise be to you, my great shepherd.
Picture from Daniel and Elen Jolly