You hear these words throughout the Bible. And all this time I thought it was just a catchy salutation. But it’s much deeper than that.
Since we know that the present moment is all that there is. That the past is history and the future is unknown. God is with us in the present. Here and now.
In this world, you can only be absolutely certain of the present moment. Perhaps you have a bad memory, or no memory. And you could die before the sun rises tomorrow. But right now just is. There is no escaping it.
But the promise of the Gospel is eternal life. That after our life on earth, we will continue to live with God for all eternity. So that, in Christianity, what we know for sure is the present moment and forever.
Now and forever.