Today I was re-writing Psalm 23 in my journal. It is called Psalm 23 for the Modern (Wo)Man, because “you make me lie on green pastures” is depicted by grass on a golf course (Woohoo! A modern image to accompany God’s word).
As I got to the end of the script, the word FOREVER had to fall off the edge of the lines. And that made me think about it even more.
I thought about Forever Friends, the cartoon bears that so filled every girl’s childhood in the form of letter pads, stickers, cards and other stationeries.
The appeal of Forever Friends is in its cuddly bears, warm colours and cosy antics. I remember paying so much for one of these high quality sticker bears.
Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known Psalm in all of the Bible, but the word ‘forever’ has never meant so much to me. Is it because we use it so lightly and so often that it has lost its meaning in this temporary world? Where are my ‘friends forever’ from primary school?
Thank you God that you are a God of forever. Thank you that you are not transient, you will not pass away and disappear like everything else I see with my natural eyes. Thank you that when you say I will dwell in your house forever, you mean what you say.