God’s word is eternal.
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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
I don’t know who lived here, how long they lived here, or why they lived here at Shrine Pass.
The evidence of their existence is here, but we’re only left to imagine who they were. Maybe it was a young man whose wife died in child-birth and he was escaping the pain. Maybe it was an outlaw who had given up his lawless ways and did want to do time in jail. Maybe it was a miner who sought his fortune in the mines of the Rocky Mountains.
Whoever lived here has long disappeared.
Life is transitory and fleeting. The older we get the faster the clock turns. What seemed an eternity as a child is now a blip on the screen of our lives. “The grass withers, the flower fades,” seems more true the older we get.
Isaiah comforts his listeners not with words of their importance, but of the reality of God’s word. What God says lasts forever.
So, what has God said?
- He loves the world (John 3:16)
- We are saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8)
- There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)
We will disappear like the person who lived in this home, but the truth of God’s word will never vanish. You can count on it.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner