Always Has, Always Will.

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.   –   Psalm 103:17

As I was praying one day, “putting on my spiritual armor,” I was taking up the “shield of faith” (Ephesians 6:16) and thanking the Lord for giving me that shield at such an early age. It had occurred to me long ago that the Old Testament refers to God’s faithfulness as our shield and fortress, as well. (Psalm 91:4) And that faithfulness was with us long before any of us came to our own faith. I have included this awesome truth in my daily meditations for some time now, thinking on the wonder that God’s faithfulness was with me before I was ever born.

Lately I pondered the meaning of Psalm 139: 15-16: “When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”

Wait, “the depths of the earth”? – Could that mean that God knew me, even before He created the first human being from the dust of the ground?

Yes, I believe it does. God’s Word declares a love that began even before the creation of the world – “From everlasting to everlasting!” That means from eternity past!

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the concept of eternity future – that God’s kingdom will never, ever, ever end.

But even more, the thought of eternity in the past – that there was never a beginning – is enough to make my head explode.

Does the fact that I can’t comprehend the eternal aspect of God’s love hurt my faith any? Not at all. In fact, I would be suspicious of a “god” that I could comprehend completely. Eternity is just one facet of God’s character that I marvel at, that will probably have me in a state of wonder forever.

This is the shortest post I’ve written in a long time! But I trust it is packed with blessings for you, just knowing that GOD LOVES YOU!

He always has, and He always will.

In other words, there was never a time when He didn’t love you!

Prayer: LORD, of all the truths we find in Your Word, could any be more precious than this, that You have loved us with an everlasting love? We realize we don’t deserve Your love at all, and that realization makes us all the more grateful. As we bask in that infinite love today, refine us and make us what You want us to be, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

39 thoughts on “Always Has, Always Will.

  1. Excellent post Annie and I agree with all that you said. I’m thinking we don’t have a clue but one day we shall know as we are known and once again, there are no words to describe that. Good thoughts Annie, blessings!

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  2. Yes, He knew us even before creation; here’s what Ephesians 1:4 says: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Amazing! And yes, it’s also amazing that He has always existed, even though the universe hasn’t; that’s how He could create it.

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  3. It is hard to get a grasp of the enormity and eternal nature of the God we serve but like you said if we could comprehend Him entirely – that just does not sit right with the character of an Almighty, Sovereign, eternal God.

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  4. I often ponder and meditate on the realm of eternity. It is more one of wonder than any threads of understanding. Bruce quoted one of eternities clues. I sure like the direction those clues are going…great insights to remember.

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  5. I remember, Annie, lying on my back in the yard with my dad, staring up into the magnificent night sky from the high plateau of an Eastern New Mexico fall night. Even as a young boy, I was able to see that how ever much of the starry expanse one imagined to be contained within the dimensions of a “box”, there was always had to be an expanse outside of the expanse contained “inside”, right on to infinity. Rightly does the scripture declare that the heavens declare the glory of God. And, that we are without excuse because of the strong testimony of the creation.

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  6. What a great post and insight Annie! I really love what you wrote here:

    ‘Does the fact that I can’t comprehend the eternal aspect of God’s love hurt my faith any? Not at all. In fact, I would be suspicious of a “god” that I could comprehend completely.’

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