God’s character remains true even when life changes.
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Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
The wind blows, and we are gone– as though we had never been here.
But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!
Psalm 103:15-17 New Living Translation
More times than not, the wind blows when it snows in Colorado Springs. Yet, there are those few occasions when the snow falls softly and lies delicately on branches, shrubs and grass. Such was the case during a snowstorm a while back.
The wind stayed away for some time and the snow clung to many objects. Then it happened. The sun started to peek from behind the clouds and the wind began to blow.
It wasn’t long and the branches were once again exposed to winter’s brutality.
Contemplating our frailty is humbling. We are nothing more than flowers blown by the wind, as snow that remains for a moment.
Our hope is not in our immortality but in our everlasting God. And since he is eternal, his character never changes.
He is the God who forgives. He is the God who redeems. He is the God who satisfies. Though our lives are transient, his salvation endures.
And so with King David, we exclaim,
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name!”
Copyright Douglas P Brauner