“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things…” (Colossians 3:2)
Alright, I admit it. I tend to be a worrier.
And a lot of the time, I worry about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. Oh sure, they seem important in the moment, but in the end, they are a speck of dust in the whole of my life.
So many things in life are temporary. They are miniscule. They don’t last. They change.
But there is something that never changes, something that lasts—or rather, Someone.
El Olam means the Everlasting God or the Eternal God. According to Ann Spangler, in her book Praying the Names of God, “El Olam is the Hebrew name for the God who has no beginning and no end, the God for whom a day is like a thousand years and a thousands years are like a day. His plans stand firm forever, plans to give you a future full of hope. … He is the God whose love endures forever.”
I don’t know about you, but that gives me chills.
God is the ONE THING in this whole world we can count on being the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is the ONE THING that doesn’t change or shift.
Because time? It ebbs and flows.
People? As great as they are, they are fickle and they will at some point fail us.
Money? It’s here today and gone tomorrow.
Why do we spend so much time chasing and worrying about the things that have no permanence? Why not instead focus our energy on pursuing the ONE THING that will always be in the same spot, and who will always meet us there?
With His arms wide open.
He endures forever…and so does His love.
YOUR TURN: Do you find it a challenge to stay focused on El Olam instead of the temporary trappings of this world? Any tips for keeping our eyes on Him?
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