What we do in life echoes in eternity. — Maximus, Gladiator
I often think of the galaxies in outer space as being symbolic of God’s eternal vastness. No doubt, it’s hugeness beyond our comprehension. Light from some of the closest stars takes 2,000 years to reach earth. Beam me up! But that’s just the physical world.
Eternity is infinitely bigger than that! It’s changeless, timeless, and it’s the realm of spirituality and God’s mighty attributes. It’s the realm of ultimate reality of completeness and wholeness, where things are finished and settled. It’s also the realm of right now.
When God called Moses at the burning bush, He told Moses to tell the people that “I AM” sent him. (That’s terrible English grammar, but perfect theological grammar—so I suppose theology wins out over English!)
I AM is the way God wanted Moses and the people to think about Him. I AM is eternity past, right now, and always in the future—all at the same time. Yep, it’s pretty baffling. That’s the point! God is so infinite and vast that to describe Him is an exercise in futility.
Is God that infinitely large in your prayers and worship?
Lord Jesus, how awesome is Your eternal vastness. Praise Your mighty name. Keep eternity fixed in my heart. Keep my mind set on things above. I need to be reminded all the time of Your greatness. Do whatever it takes, Holy Spirit, to keep You first in my heart, as the Lord beyond measure in all ways.
Taken from Pete’s 365-day devotional book Experiencing LIFE Today.