What can we do that will truly last?

Week beginning: 4th June, 2017 | By Caroline Eade | Cambridge

"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn people back to dust, saying, 'Return to dust, you mortals.'... May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendour to their children. May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands."

Psalm 90: 2-3, 16-17 (NIV 2011)

Every now and again something happens to remind us of our frailty and transience - the failure of a major project that we have invested much in; sudden ill-health; the death of a loved one.

Only the Lord is "from everlasting to everlasting". Unless he saves and sustatins us, everything we do - and even who we are - gets swept away in the end. More than that, he's the one that blows over us and uproots us. It is what we deserve at his hand.

But in his mercy, the Lord our God rescues those he calls his servants, and gives them permanence. He not only shows them his own deeds, but also enables their work to become bound up with his actions on earth, so that it is established and secure.

Praise God that by his grace we are given eternal hope and significance. Pray that as you seek his will, he would enable your work for him to result in everlasting praise to his name.

Prayer points:

1. Pray for those in the LCF facing difficult circumstances, that they may be able to trust that the Lord is at work in their lives for their good and his eternal glory.

2. Pray for this evening's 'Money, Money, Money' event: that many non-Christians will come, hear the gospel clearly explained and respond.