Words from the Heart for Friday August 9th, 2019
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 (NIV)
“To Aboriginal War Veterans in Canada and to those that have Fallen. This monument is raised in sacred and everlasting honour of the contributions of all Aboriginal Canadians in war and peacekeeping operations.” This is the inscription on National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Ottawa. Many thousands of Indigenous people saw action and endured hardship in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. They served with honour and distinction in all branches of the service and in every rank and appointment from Private to Brigadier. They fought overseas to defend the sovereignty and liberty of allied nations, in addition to supporting the cause at home. Their dedication continues in peace support operations in faraway lands.
History is filled with nations and gods that no longer exist. The great empires that ruled the world in the past have faded into obscurity, along with the deities upon which they had placed their hopes and dreams. The prophet Isaiah understood the uniqueness of the God who had revealed Himself through Israel – the nation He had chosen as His very own. In Isaiah 40:28 he writes: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” This was written millennia ago, and as Isaiah predicted, this same God, who has finally and ultimately revealed Himself through Jesus Christ, remains the everlasting God, and is recognized today by millions of people around the world as the Creator of the ends of the earth. You can trust this unchanging God to be the rock of your life, the God you can trust to give your life purpose and meaning.
These have been words from the heart.