We were returning home from a motorcycle ride when we became separated by a traffic light. I knew my husband was ahead of me somewhere. As I neared our apartment complex on my bike, I saw that he was straddling the tracks of our entrance gate with his bike to keep the gate open for me. He is good like that.
When I pulled up beside him, he pointed to the ground and said, “I found something that you are going to love! You’ll have to get off your bike and look at it.”
In the concrete next to the gate were incredible words that had been inscribed when the entrance was built, “You are the everlasting God.”
Today, the first day of a new year, these words play in my mind like a beautiful song that repeats in my head after hearing it on the radio.
Everlasting: perpetual or enduring through all time, eternal.
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. (Genesis 17:7 NIV)
Our everlasting God! The One we love! His promise to us, an everlasting and personal covenant.
Your righteousness is everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. (Psalms 119:142 KJV)
His truth. His truth, evermore!
Father, help us to keep our eyes on you, neither here nor there, but on you. Your promise is unbroken, may our promise to you in faith hold fast without blemish.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
(Isiah 41:28-29 NIV)
On this beautiful day, the day the Lord has given us, I am grateful for the inscribed words left for others to see. Thank you for bringing light to the world. Light filled with strength and power, through the sharing of God’s word.