I’ve just got one psalm for you today, because my thoughts on it are comparatively pretty long. Let me know what you think!
Psalm 90:4,12 “For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
We cannot fathom time the same way God does. We are bound by time, yet He exists completely outside of it. The concept is so far beyond our ability to comprehend. Oh, we think we grasp it. And maybe we do, in part. But can you really imagine existing outside time? We’re not even capable of describing the concept without reference to time. We say God existed before the beginning. Before and beginning. Both time words. It’s just impossible for our human brains to fully comprehend.
But that’s okay. We don’t have to comprehend it all. Faith doesn’t require perfect understanding. And, really, it’s quite comforting to me that God isn’t bound by time like we are. He doesn’t feel the pinch of time, doesn’t feel constrained by it. He never feels that He doesn’t have enough time.
God just is.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. They all exist for God in a way I can’t understand.
For us, two-hundred and forty years of American history seems like a long time. A lot has happened. A lot of people have come and gone. We know, though, that America is a comparatively young country. Others have been around for hundreds of years. Humankind has been on this planet for millennia.
And God sees it all. He sees our stories played out, as individuals and as nations, repeating in cycles. But it comforts me to know that He sees it all, the sum and total of all human history, in perfect balance. And it all points to Him and His great love for us.
I don’t think I’ve ever posted just one psalm before, but I was kind of rambly on this one, wasn’t I? What do you think of these verses? Let me know in the comments!