Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.” vs. 13Psalm 145:11-14
The psalmist uses royal imagery in talking about God, and his metaphors seem inadequate to people of our day. But for him they worked just fine. The Lord was like the most wonderful king who could ever be imagined, and his kingdom would endure forever. And while we may not be entirely comfortable with that language, the psalmist is right in saying that God was present in the beginning and will continue to be God until the end of all things. In the meantime, as we continue to search for satisfactory descriptions of God, God is gracious and will continue to be God for us in every season and in every generation. It really is a blessing to know that while our ideas about God continue to shift through every stage of our lives, God does not change and will continue to support us with steadfast love and compassion. After all, ultimately it doesn’t make any difference what we think about God. All that really counts is what God thinks about us! The psalmist was full of praise and thanksgiving for such a spectacular God, and there’s no reason why we can’t join the celebration. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and daily showers us with every conceivable gift. Thanks be to God!
Thought for the Day: What’s my favorite image for God?