Born in 1910, my German grandmother lived through two world wars and saw the beginning of the 21st century in her nineties. During her lifespan cars, airplanes, movies and long-playing records became popular, the lie detector was invented, Insulin discovered, the world’s first computer was installed, the T-shirt introduced, and DNA was first used to convict criminals. She had five children, saw the Berlin wall rise and fall, purchased her first television set, learnt to use the telephone, but never touched a computer. Just shy of 6 years, my grandmother lived almost a century and went through an enormous amount of changes in her 94-year lifespan.
On a much larger scale, God has been around forever. Try to envision His experience with generations of human beings, their kindness and their temper tantrums, their frailties and their heroism. Add all of this to God’s ongoing experience with His angels, our older siblings. At some point in angel history a revolutionary war broke out when Lucifer and his cohort ganged up against the rest of the world to usurp God’s throne. Imagine His disappointment when a sizable amount of His angels all of a sudden turned against Him.
And yet, all throughout time God has stayed true to Himself and has stuck to His mantra of love and faithfulness. God has never stopped believing in His creation. He has kept His promises for thousands of generations pouring out His mercies and love. Unfortunately for us, we will not notice, unless we open our hearts and minds to this incredible Holy Being, the Father of all Fathers, the Spirit who created the Universe, our Savior.
Times change, but the love of God does not change. As we get acquainted with the wonders of His love we are able to find peace even in the unlikeliest of circumstances. He is the one constant, the rock we can hold on to. The book of Psalms talks about the eternal dwelling place we find in the Lord. In closing, here is an English translation of this beautiful piece of poetry, authored by the prophet Moses:
“Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:1-2)