Perpetuity is one of those words we don’t make a lot of use of, but it’s one that should be brought forth again from time to time. It means timeless – eternal – everlasting – forever – to infinity and beyond. It’s a perfect description of our God. All knowing, ever present and powerful are adjectives that are used to get to the core of who God is. We definitely need someone who shows consistency – someone who listens to our prayers – One who will guide us through the difficulties of this life – One that we know has already prepared a place for us in eternity. This world is an ugly place; filled with lawlessness, hate, anger, fear, mental problems, egotistical behavior, lack of respect for the living and loss of morality. We have been placed on this planet for a purpose, yet there are so many times we wonder what that purpose might be.
The events which occur on a daily basis have become the norm in our time. Evil continues to invade the minds and hearts of many. The devil is on a rampage during these last moments of his time on earth. He is determined to win the souls he can snatch away from God. Maybe he didn’t get the memo. Even though he’s been allowed to spread his lies to the people of the world, he has been defeated once and for all. Judgment day will bring him to his knees. In the meantime, we’re still members of the world’s population. Our armor may be tarnished at times, but God will never let us go, if we place our trust in Him.
In my years of living, it seems that there is nothing new under the sun. There are just new ways of accomplishing them. We need to get back on track and stop passing the buck. We can blame the devil, we can blame the gun lobby, we can hold our politicians responsible, we can even demand stronger laws, but if those laws are not enforced, they become nothing more than words. We can go to God and ask for forgiveness; for not trusting in His divine intervention; for thinking of ourselves as better than others; for not following His perfect law; for losing faith in his Omnipotence. He has already won the victory, but the war will continue until we are reunited with the One who defeated the enemy.
We are the recipients of His divine love and will live with Him in perpetuity when He calls us home. In the meantime, we pray, we speak out, we defend ourselves, we care about others, we try to be kind and forgiving, we teach others about the love of God, we look forward to our perpetual home where sin is no more.