Archive for September 1st, 2019

As summer break comes to a close for students in our area I have been noticing the withering and fading of growing things.

“The grass withers,
the flower fades;
but the word of our God
stands forever.”
Isaiah 40:8

Seasons are one of many changes that are part and parcel of life and living. Other changes that we encounter might be a move to a new home, a new hometown, a new school, a new spouse, or child, or new family members, or job, or a new nest … one that is decidedly less full.

“Change is good” said that wise monkey in the Lion King, followed by Simba’s reply, “ya, but it’s not easy.”

Change is revitalizing, renewing and redirecting, yet … the stretching, the newness, the unfamiliarity can be anything but easy.

But we are reminded, in Isaiah, that even when the things we love and are accustomed to die and fade, there is still one thing that remains … God’s word.

Not only does his word remain, but it stands … forever.

God’s word remains …

It is the anchor for our lives, the constant during times of upheaval and distress, the firm foundation to build anew on … yesterday, today and forever.

His word does not grow old, does not fade, does not become redundant or out of style … it stands … strong and straight, forever.

God’s word remains … on that we can go to bed at night, certain of it’s presence in the morning when we rise … if we rise, for it will continue to exist even after our bodies fail.

It will be here for our children and their children …

His word remains …


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