Though our lives are always changing, God’s Word remains the same.
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“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 English Standard Version
The Mamas and The Papas sang, “All the leaves are gone and the sky is grey,” The leaves of this tree were brilliant but only for a short time.
Transient things fill our lives. They come and go as quickly as the fall leaves. Life itself is only a breath.
One day our children are born the next they’re off to college.
One day we start our dream job the next we’re retired.
One day we buy our first home the next we’re selling it and moving to another town.
As life changes from day-to-day and season-to-season, the “word of our God stands forever.” For that reason many of our churches celebrate a cycle of seasons throughout the year. We move from Christmas to Easter and back to Christmas again. We hear the story repeatedly because the story never changes.
God’s story that never changes includes you. It was for you that Jesus was born. It was for you that Jesus lives. All the leaves may disappear, but God’s word never will.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner