Your statutes stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days, O Lord. (Psalm 93:5)
Think about your life and the amount of impermanence that passes for relationship. We have ‘friends’ on Facebook that we have barely come in contact with. Communication takes place in 140 characters or less, and we follow along, hanging on the every word that chirps on our smart phones. Things that used to change from year to year now transform from minute to minute. We lack foundation.
And yet our souls crave it.
We want something permanent to hang on to, to base our lives upon. Our souls yearn from something that is the same tomorrow as it was yesterday, something we can trust to be there. Israel knew this angst. The psalmist knew all too well how quickly fortunes could change, how one could go from the Chosen ones to the Exiles. He also knew the One who never changed, who was from everlasting to everlasting despite the changes seen.
The seas have lifted up, O Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea – The Lord on high is mighty. (vv 3-4)
Millions of years of crashing waves have reduced the coastlines to sand, but the surf has no effect on the permanence of the one who made the land and the sea. His permanence is our rock. Though we don’t know how many tomorrows we have, we can know and trust the One who numbers them.
Grace and peace to you..