Seventh Day Baptist
Christian Education Council
PO BOX 1678
Janesville, WI 53547
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”
For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
by: Katie Brown.
What divine comfort and peace there is in the knowledge that our God—who is our refuge and dwelling place in this world—has existed since long before this world was formed by His hand. Surely, we can trust the weight of both our loud and silent struggles to the One true God who has the strength to carry our burdens. And we are privileged, as the children of God, to dwell in the Holy presence of the Creator for an eternity. There is no greater reward than to be in the Lord’s presence.'