Townhill Loch, near Dunfermline,  Fife, June 2021.
Photography by Alan Kearns

I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 146:2 (NASB)

Time is a relative comodity in our life; some things are for a short time while others are by contrast for a very long time. We hope and pray that illness is short-lived and that our lives with our loved ones will be for a very long time. Time matters to us. This was illustrated in a story my wife shared with me today about a lady who had passed away at the age of 105 in Forfar; she had lived for 103 of those years on her small fruit farm. That is a beautiful example of a full life with rich times. When we hear such stories it causes us to pause and think whether we are making the best use of our time and life, especially if we are Christians.

I read today’s verse yesterday, I paused for thought asking myself “what does it really mean to praise God?” There was no question that time spent in praise of Almighty God was well spent. I wondered how many years I had left on this earth to spent serving and praising my Father God. It was then as I re-read the verse again I realised the true scope of the time in question – that “I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. [emphasis mine]

Dear reader, we are eternal children of God – our flesh is just a temporary abode for our spirit. That being the case our praise of God our Father is also eternal; we will praise Him here and also in the afterlife by His side in the Glory above! His love and care for us is eternal; it is only right that our praise of Him should be eternal too. In the meantime, find time to tell Him how much you love Him today, and sing His praises from the depth of your spirit.

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18 thoughts on “Eternal Praise

    1. Thank you Andy, our God is amazing in so many ways brother. I pray that He will continue to provide for you and your family, bringing peace and His reassuring presence in each day, Amen 🙏

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