God and His Attributes

From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God – Psalm 90:2

Because we are such self-centered and existentially focused creatures, it is hard for us to take in the fact that our parents were once teenagers or newlyweds, that there was a time when we did not even exist, or especially that there have been hundreds and hundreds of generations that have lived before and that will live after us, if Christ does not come back first. 

But there is one Person who still lives today who witnessed the Constitutional Convention in 1787, who saw Luther nail his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in 1517, who was present at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who observed Moses as he led the children of Israel through the Red Sea, who talked with Adam in the Garden of Eden, and who existed in perfect satisfaction before the earth was even created.

God is eternal. He has always existed and always will exist. He predates and will last longer than time. He has no beginning and no end. But the psalmist reminds us of a truth more impressive still: not only has God always existed, but he has always existed as God. He did not have to work his way up to the position or earn the right to be God. He has always been, and will always be, God. 

The great comfort of this truth is that God will not only still be here when we grow old and then face death—or when our children grow old and face death—but he will also still be God. His power, his dominion, his wisdom, his love, his goodness will not be diminished in any way by time or circumstances or world events.

What a great encouragement to our faith, to know that we believe in and trust a God who is eternally God—from everlasting, to everlasting he is God.