The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
Sounds like a bummer. Summer has vanished. Fall is almost complete. Winter is already here in spirit if not by the calendar. Not quite yet - still a couple of days away.
But this is not unexpected. I can read a calendar - for the next few months, I know that the grasses and flowers are waiting for spring. I know that outside, cold winds will blow. Our family pets will linger by the fireplace. No surprises there. The information imparted by a simple calendar, it seems, endures.
So much greater is the word of God. Study the word and know that it - and with it, God's love - endures.
(Photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with text added by author)