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30th September 2023

Do We Matter

Satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!

Psalm 90:14

Some time ago, I was asked to talk with a young man who was thinking deeply about faith. He said to me, “We are no more than teeny, tiny, infinitesimal blips on the timeline of history. Do we matter?”

Moses, Israel’s prophet, would agree: In Psalm 90:10, he wrote “Our days . . . quickly pass, and we fly away.” The brevity of life can worry us and cause us to wonder if we matter.

We do! We matter because we are deeply, eternally loved by the God who made us. In this Psalm, this poem, Moses prays, “Satisfy us . . . with your unfailing love” (v 14). We matter because we matter to God.

We also matter because we can show God’s love to others. Though our lives are short, they are not meaningless if we leave a legacy of God’s love. We are not here on earth to make money and retire in style, but to “show God” to others by showing them His love.

And finally, though life here on earth is short-lived, we are creatures of eternity. Because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, we will live forever. That is what Moses meant when he assured us that God will “satisfy us in the morning with (His) unfailing love.” On that “morning” we will rise to live and love and be loved forever. And if that does not create meaning, I do not know what does.

Bible Reading

Psalm 90:1-2 & 10-17.


Loving God, I am grateful, that I matter to You. Help me to share You, and Your wonderful love, with others. In Christ's name, I pray. Amen.



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