Monday, October 17, 2011

Rooted in the Everlasting

Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God

In today's blog I want to continue from where we left off yesterday in reference to God, the Everlasting God.  When Abraham referred to God as "El-Olam", He was affirming the truth of God's perpetual and unending character and commitment.  This name for God is made up of two Hebrew words: "El" meaning "mighty One, One who affirms a Covenant" and "Olam" meaning "eternal, unending".   As a way of applying the significance of this name of God to your life and mine, I chose to compose a short poem that speaks about God as the Everlasting God.  I pray you find it to be an encouragement to your own walk of faith.

Rooted in the Everlasting

Rooted in the Everlasting
Unmoved by Circumstance
Guided by Sovereignty
Not led by Happenstance

The Eyes of His Eternal Love
Guide my weary soul
Living in a changing world
Walking by faith I go

The Scripture He opens to me
To quench my thirsty soul
He feeds me and sustains
To overcome the defeated foe

Though life may grow dry
And opportunities may wilt
Yet the Everlasting God is the One
On Whom my faith is built