Time across this great expanse of universe we exist in turns slowly, especially on a galactic scale. Scientists tell us it takes our sun 250 million years to orbit the center of the Milky Way. That’s one “cosmic year,” a timespan so great that it’s almost incomprehensible.
We can think of it as forever, because on the timescale in which we live out our days, it is.
Yet God was here before our solar system completed its first cosmic year, and he’s been up there for every revolution since. Our God is truly forever.
That gives Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:35 fantastic impact:
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
We tease about Grandma’s fruitcake lasting forever, we buy service contracts good for the “life” of an item, and in our marriage vows we pledge ourselves until death do we part.
God goes further. He says his promises are true and amen until the very rocks that make up the solid ground under our feet are absorbed back into the soup of elements that formed our galaxy in the first place.
We can’t get much bigger of a promise than that.
John 14:26 tells us:
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
We can count on it!
Romans 8:28 is our promise of truth:
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
It’s stamped in stone!
Psalms 50:15 gives us hope:
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Let’s reach out for his hand today.
Philippians 4:19 lifts us out of despair:
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
How can we not want to claim that?
If a cosmic year is 250 million of our normal years, one cosmic day is 685,000 years long. That puts the promises of God in a whole new light. When he promises to bless us all the days of our lives, we can see he really means it.
Jesus, the rock upon which we stand, is truly an enduring foundation we can depend on forever.
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