Eternal Purpose

Hubble Telescope photo – Nasa

When our short lives are over, how well we loved is all that will matter.


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Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth, from eternity to eternity you are God.


It’s hard to say exactly when human beings first appeared on the Earth but science tells us the anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, appeared between 200,000 and 300,000 years ago.

Before that, there were other human-like predecessors.

The universe could be on the order of nearly 14 billion years old…give or take a billion.

God, the Source of All, is quite creative and seems to have lots of patience!

As for each of us, we are here but a blink of the eye.

As the writer of today’s psalm states, “Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong; Most of them are toil and sorrow; they pass quickly, and we are gone” (Psalm 90:10).

Each of us gets a very short time on the stage of life before the curtain falls.

As the psalmist also states: “Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart” (Psalm 90:12).

Why are we here?

Jesus said the most important commandments were to love God with all your heart, soul and mind and then to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-39).

It would seem our sole purpose on this planet is to love everyone.

How are we doing with that?

When we do love all, we take part in God’s great unfolding, creative, evolving plan that Jesus called the “kingdom of God.”

As a friend once told me: “Just do the next loving thing.”

It’s that simple, and that hard.

It’s the key to changing the world.


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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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