Bound in forever

Psalm 119:89 “Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” (NIV)*

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Your Word


It’s written

in stars spread

on an endless unlined tablet.

Moon beams exclaim the risen one

his glory highlighted by sun rays.

The word standing steady

in heavenly cadence,



Earth, but a dot

ending an eternal sentence

that reads I love you.


It’s scripted

in the ordered contents

on pages of mountains and valleys

and chapters of oceans and seas.

Written in long hand

bound in forever

dedicated to you,

and to me.


by Patty Perkins


The Psalmist recognized forever. The Word was in the heavens standing firm. Just as from the very beginning, the Word was there.

And then, Jesus came to earth bringing eternal life. Using lines of love, He connected those stars with the dot of earth. Forever became possible for all through knowing him.

John 17:1-2 “After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.'” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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