EL OLAM - The Eternal, Everlasting God. Reading Psalm 90:1-2.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Romans 1:20 tells us that God’s eternal power and divine nature ‘have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they(men) are without excuse’.
Our God is the one unique, ever present God of the universe. The Psalmist declares at the beginning and end of Psalm 8 ‘O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! After surveying God’s wonderful craftmanship, he asks in amazement in v 4 ‘what is man that you are mindful of him’?
The logical answer must be: it is because of His love.
Charles Wesley expresses it this way:
Love divine, all loves excelling
Joy of Heaven to Earth come down
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling
All Thy faithful mercies crown
Jesus, thou are all compassion
Pure, unbounded love thou art
Visit us with thy salvation
Enter every trembling heart.
Isaiah asks in chapter 40:28 ‘Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth.’ The promise is given in verse 31 ‘they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.’
What a privilege to know The Lord, the one who has provided all we need in Christ. ‘he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption’ Hebrews 9:12 ‘
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun!
Extract from Amazing Grace
By John Newton