Monday, March 19, 2012

Ever Shall Be

The peace and comfort of the church service settled over me. As so often happens, a word or phrase jumps out at me and speaks clearly to my spirit. This day, we had just finished singing the Gloria Patri. I sat down and my mind clung to a particular phrase from the song: “As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; world without end. Amen.”
As the violinist played a lovely arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision,” I looked up to the stained glass windows. The first window, the window of Creation, is dominated by a swirl of gold, signifying light. The beginning of the world. The world that was created by the One God, who is the same God today as He was the day of creation. And He will be the same God tomorrow and next year and thousands of years from this moment.

And so it shall be…forever.