Sunday, January 2, 2011

Forever & Ever & Ever & Ever...

One of my goals for  this year is to study and read the whole Bible.  I was extremely excited last night to begin this with my new Bible I just received for Christmas.   I decided I was going to start with the first book of the Bible, Genesis.  I have probably read chapter one of Genesis over 50 times from hearing the creation story ever since I can remember. But only after reading two verses I imminently had to stop, because one phrase consumed my thoughts. The phrase is found at the very end of verse two and proclaims, "the Spirtit of God was hovering over the waters." I had to stop and reflect on this statement for a few minutes.  It is impossible to comprehend what it was like...There was no man, nature, earth, planets, or even stars.  It was only the Spirit of God.  It is  amazing to think about that there has never in time before me been where God's Spirit was not present or ruling.

Then today at church, I was reminded of how He has not only been present and ruling every moment up to the present, but He will rule FOREVER!  It is easy for  Christians to say this all the time, but when you really think about what you are saying, words can not even describe how amazing that is.  It was during our worship song "Glory to God Forever" (Steve Fee) that I was pondering on the words as I sang them, rather than just reciting them.  This song talks about before He created the world He was King, He reigns right now, and He will rule forever!

I encourage everyone who reads this post today, to really think about how God has and will always rule every moment of all time.  It is impossible for our brains to even comprehend how God has ruled every moment and will rule all of eternity, but I encourage eveyone to try and think about how extraordinary He is.  I know I was completely at awe and overwhelmed with His presence.

Here is a link to a video of the song I sang in church today. Think about the lyrics. It really is truly amazing! :)


  1. Wow! That song is exactly what I needed to hear today. I gleaned from the service at church but this song said it all for me! Thank you for sharing!