Archive for May, 2017

El Olam, the everlasting God, the God of eternity, the God of the universe, the God of ancient days.  Our everlasting God is free from all constraints of time. He is the alpha and omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  He is the God for whom one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like one day. Our God contains within Himself the very nature of time itself.

God’s everlasting love is promised throughout eternity. Because God is everlasting, God’s plans stand firm forever and are constant from generation to generation. While our lives may be short, El Olam has put a sense of eternity in our minds. We can fully trust in His promises and rely on His everlasting love because the plans of El Olam hold firm forever.

Our Scripture reflection is from Isaiah 40:27-31:

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God” Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength They will soar on wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40 28 El Olam

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Shalom represents the peace that comes from living in harmony with God. Shalom is not a simple peace from external conflict. Instead, shalom is a covenant word, an expression of God’s faithful relationship with his people. We are intended to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace —  a state of peace with God, ourselves, and others. Shalom is a complete peace that can only come from a faithful God who promises to always be with us – in good times as well as in difficult, tumultuous times. When we pray to Jehovah Shalom we are praying to the Prince of Peace, God who IS peace itself.  Shalom.

Our Scripture reflection is from Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV):

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Jehovah Shalom PHIL 4 4-7

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