Before the mountains were born
The earth and the world brought forth
From eternity to eternity, you are God.
It is a powerful cosmic vision in which the psalmist looks back and then looks forward. But he does not stay in the past or with the future, but rather with the present: You are.
Frequently we live trying to hold onto what has escaped us, wishing for things we lack and missing what is nonexistent. We live in a past that does not exist anymore and in a future that does not yet exist, full of nostalgic disquiet and false mirages, forgetting that only the here and now are God’s time, pregnant with possibilities.
From the book “Psalms for life” by Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga.