Counting Days: God is Forever

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:1-2)

Life is short and hard, and God is angry with us. Have a good week!

countingday_350Okay, there’s more to it than that, but those are the messages that come through the loudest in the first half of Psalm 90. We’re going to camp out with this depressing, motivating, and inspiring (really!) psalm of Moses (yes, that Moses) this week.

For starters, though, Moses points out that God has been around for a really long time. As each new generation of humans is born, lives, and then dies, God remains – an unchanged and unchanging home for his people.

The first step to seeing ourselves for what we are – temporary, fragile, minute – is to see God for who he is – endless, indestructible, expansive. And available to his people.

Think: What does it mean to have God as your dwelling place as a Christian? Do you think of yourself as living “in him”?

Pray: Thank God that he is everlasting and an unchanging home for his people.

Do: Up for some math? If we think of a generation as 40 years or so, about how many generations of humans has God seen come and go since the time of Moses in about 1500 B.C.?