Tuesday, December 17, 2013

'The word of our God endures forever'

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
It's cold with snow lingering in spots where I'm located at this writing, here in the middle of Missouri in December. Much of the grass has indeed withered, and flowers are gone.

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)

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