Words from the Heart for Thursday June 27th, 2019
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
Psalm 102:25-26 (NIV)
But You Remain
Mount Brown lasted longer than it should have in its designation as Canada’s tallest mountain. Canadian botanist David Douglas has a big tree named after him, the Douglas Fir. He was also known for a long time as the man who discovered the tallest mountain in Canada. In 1827, he named it Mount Brown after another botanist. Turns out Douglas wasn’t even close about the height of the mountain. In fact, if he looked around from that mountaintop, he would have seen other higher peaks all around. Yet for almost 70 years it was called the highest peak in Canada!
Think about all the things that have changed since you were a child. We actually don’t have to think long or hard about it. Undoubtedly someone will post a picture of something today on a social media site that asks, “do you remember this?” And chances are it is something you haven’t seen or used in years. Life changes quickly – so quickly we hardly notice it. But sometimes the change is overwhelming and our lives are rocked by it. Where then do we look for security? Psalm 102:25-26 says, “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.” Everything in our world is one day going to disappear. Except the living God. The One who is eternally existent is the God who created the world and everything on it, in it and above it. While the things of the world will perish, He will not, and neither will we who put our trust in Him by faith in Jesus Christ. Eternal life is ours.
These have been words from the heart.