Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Certainties of Life

“The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

The only thing certain about life is that there isn’t very much of it. Whether someone lives one year or a hundred, life is still short. That’s because life is relative. It is relative to eternity. In that sense, a life is barely an imperceptible blip on a screen. This is why it makes no sense for someone to be zoned in on his or her own life. Just as grass withers and flowers fade, a life just as easily and quickly comes and goes. The substance of a life, therefore, depends on how it is related to eternity.

The word of our God remains forever. That means “eternity.” The word of God is His promises, His expressions of Himself, His truths, and His invitation for us to go with Him. The God of all eternity beckons us to tie our lives to His. That is the only path to a substantive life. Anything else just turns to dust.

Lord, We thank You for the certainty of Your love, and the certainty we have for eternal life with You through faith. Help us to live that way today. Amen.

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