“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”1—Moses
Well said, Moses, and thank you. Thank you for sharing the purest of perspectives. Thank you for bringing us back to basics. Thank you for voicing the clearest of confessions: “from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
We all need these Moses moments, don’t we? Our world, even our tiny sliver of it, is incomprehensibly bigger than we are and far beyond our ability to control, no matter how desperately we try. Difficult people can discourage us; onerous tasks can overwhelm us. Relationships can unravel, and health fades away. It is in these times especially that we can do no better than to “press pause” on this fleeting, finite world and take the time to consider anew the Eternal One who sits sovereign over all things.
Yet the wonder of God is not limited to His boundless power, rather His power abounds to us in limitless love. It was true for Moses, for “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”2 It is true for us, as well, for the Son of God has a name for all who believe in Him—He likewise calls us “friends.”3
So take a Moses moment, press pause, and consider: Only God knows eternity. Only God owns eternity. Only God rules eternity. And He loves us as His friends forever.
1 Psalm 90:2 (ESV)
2 Exodus 33:11
3 John 15:15