Words from the Heart for Friday May 18th, 2018
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But you are always the same; you will live forever.
Psalm 102:25-27 (NLT)
You Remain Forever
Our God is not only eternal but He will outlast all that He has made. He will remain. And, He can be trusted because He will always remain the same. Even if you have been very wounded by changeable people, you can put your trust in our unchangeable God.
Bitumount is an historic oil sands separating and refining facility located in northeastern Alberta, about 90 km north of Fort McMurray. It is named after the deposits of bituminous sand that can be seen along the banks of the river. Between 1925 and 1958, Bitumount was the site of experimental oil sands separation plants, technology that would change Alberta and Canada forever. In 1951, the Alberta government announced that a plant had been built at Bitumount that could extract oil from the sands and turn a profit.
Forever is a very long time. In fact, bound to time as we are, we can’t even begin to imagine what forever is like. In this life, if we don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by faith, life is very finite – death ends it all. But that isn’t the case for our God, who is outside of time. He dwells in the eternal now, and forever makes sense to Him. Because of sin, everything in the world has a shelf life. Psalm 102:25-27 says, “Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But you are always the same; you will live forever.” What a contrast between how we perceive things and how God does. Everything in this world will perish, but God will not. This world will come to an end at some point, but God won’t. And neither will those who have experienced His grace and have put their faith in Jesus Christ. Have you?
These have been words from the heart.