Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. (Psalm 90:2)
Three miles south of the small town of Paris, Arkansas sits Subiaco Abby established in the late 1800’s. Behind the Abbey and church lies a retreat center open to all who seek a bit of quiet contemplation and simplicity from life’s noise and complexity. South of the retreat center are many acres of level pasture against the backdrop of some beautiful rolling hills. Indeed a serene and beautiful setting.
I wonder about all the events, activities, and stories that have occurred within the confines of this abbey since its establishment. Yet, before the abbey was a thought in some visionary’s heart, the hills a few miles away already contained a much older deeper history, with earlier stories and events. Amazingly, before the hills were born, even before the earth existed, there was God. From eternity past to eternity future, there is God, and without him there are no events, no stories.
Praise to you most gracious and eternal heavenly Father. May your name be worshiped now and into all eternity. Amen.
Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.