Psalm 90:2 (ESV) — Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
My grandmother is still alive. She is ninety-five years old at the time of my writing this. She has seen so many things in her lifetime. She was born in 1926. This means she witnessed massive historical events throughout her lifetime. World War II unfolded during her teenage years and early twenties. This means she lived through Pearl Harbor, the atomic bombs, and the fall of Nazi Germany. She lived through Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, 9/11, and now COVID-19.
My grandmother is old, and her age has given her experiences and knowledge that I lack. Now think about how that compares to God. God is eternal. He has always been.
Our passage today shows the psalmist declaring the eternal nature of God. He is before the mountains were brought forth. His existence predates mountains! Before the earth was formed or the world had shape, God is from everlasting to everlasting. There is not an age of time where He has been absent. He predates all of the created world.
This blows our mind if we peer into this reality. Before there was time and space, there was the Triune God. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit existed in a perfect union of fellowship and love. The Triune God had no needs, and still doesn’t. This is spectacular to consider. God is. And He has always been like this. He is from everlasting to everlasting. Don’t fret or distress over the troubles of this day. The eternal God is with us. Nothing surprises Him or catches Him off guard. The items on the front page of today’s newspaper will soon perish and fade, just as the stories from my grandmother’s youth. But God remains the same. He is from everlasting to everlasting.
Reflection & Journal
What blows your mind the most about God being eternal?
Why is this truth significant for us as Christians, not just theologically, but practically?
Give thanks today to the God who is eternal.