Words from the Heart for Monday July 9th, 2018
And, “In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain.”
Hebrews 1:10-11 (NRSV)
The account of God as Creator is found throughout the Bible. The Spirit of the Lord draws from the work of creation to illustrate that we can confidently expect that He will not start His work in our lives and then abandon us. He will continue being a trustworthy God.
For almost a century, the remains of three Canadian soldiers killed in the First World War lay buried in an empty piece of land between a hospital and a prison in a small township in northern France. They were discovered in September 2010 when a construction crew started digging. Now, a seven-year process made possible by historical records and science has identified them and this past May their third- and fourth-generation descendants were notified. All from Manitoba, they died during the Battle of Hill 70, which began on August, 15, 1917.
In the Gospels, God often speaks to His Son the Lord Jesus. He speaks words of love, of support and of encouragement. But it isn’t just in the Gospels. In Hebrews 1:10-11 the author quotes Psalm 102, “And, ‘In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain.’” This is a powerful statement about the Lord Jesus. God the Father speaks about the Son, the Lord Jesus, and confirms that Jesus is the One who created the heavens and the earth. And while the day is coming when all that we see in this world will perish, Jesus remains the same. What a blessing to know that this world, where there is so much pain and suffering, injustice and disappointment, will one day pass away. But the One who created it will live on, creating a new heaven and a new earth. He is our stability in a world of change. God the Father promises this, and so no matter what you are living through right now, the Lord Jesus is with you.
These have been words from the heart.