Words from the Heart for Monday October 29th, 2018
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Mark 13:31 (KJV)
Words that Will Not Pass Away
Jesus declared to all His followers that His words would even outlast all of creation. How could this be? He may not be understood by the crowds, but He was the eternal God who was present in Creation. He would still be God even when heaven and earth pass away. That claim would be confirmed by the resurrection. Oh what a Saviour. As God He can watch over His word to perform it.
A woman with roots in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and believed to be Canada’s oldest living person, will celebrate her 112th birthday on Wednesday. Ellen “Dolly” Gibb spent 64 years of her life in Thunder Bay before moving to North Bay to live with her daughter and son-in-law in 2005. She was born in Winnipeg in 1905. The Gerontology Research Group has validated Gibb’s status as the country’s oldest citizen. Today she uses a wheelchair but her family says that she otherwise enjoys good health and has a sharp mind.
Everything in the world decays. We see that this time of the year as the leaves change colour and begin to fall. If you cut off a branch of a tree, it will eventually rot. If you leave metal out in the rain it will rust and eventually disintegrate. Even the hardest of rock will erode over time because of wind and water. There is only one thing in the world that will never erode, fade, rot or die. Mark 13:31 records the words of Jesus: “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” The day is coming when God is going to create a new earth, and even a new heaven. The two will mysteriously become one, as God takes up residence among the redeemed of all time and from every nation. But His Word is unchanging. It is not eroded by culture and it is not diminished by sin. You can trust God’s word as the foundation and stability of your life. In what way are you building your life on the unchanging and incorruptible word of God?
These have been words from the heart.