There are common phrases about endings, such as “nothing lasts forever” or “all good things must come to an end.” Many know the concept these words reflect, but seem to mentally put it away until the conclusion comes around. When that moment happens, people panic, reminisce about what was, or have other reactions. The bottom line is no one likes an ending, maybe with the exception of an exam. While the ending of something insignificant, like a story or a good meal, can be brushed off, major events are more difficult. Death consistently ranks among the top fears, and the loss of life is always heavily mourned. Every human has a finite amount of life, but there is hope for Christians.
For those who believe in the one true God, they know He is more powerful than time. He created it Himself, as the apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian church: “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17). While time is something humanity cannot change, God is outside of its concept. He is not limited it like we are, He is infinite: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable” (Isaiah 40:28). The word “everlasting” may be read over as simply a title, but it attributes to the eternal power of God.
It is not just God’s existence that is infinite, but His character. God will not change, as Moses said: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). The redeeming grace He offered will never change either. God Himself told Joshua: “No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). Find faith and assurance that God will remain unchanged forever, and salvation through Him will never be revoked.
William Pledger (18) is the Lead Director of CLM/TPS Chapel and is a senior at TPS