Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 21st, 2018
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Mark 13:31 (KJV)
Let us make it our prayer that we will focus on the eternal things. It may be easy to get distracted by what is demanding our attention all around us. But, as Jesus told His followers, even heaven and earth will someday be no more. What will last eternally is His word! Let us pray together, “Heavenly Father, help us to give more attention to eternal things. Let us view everything that happens today through the lens of the eternal. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”
There are some words that are unique to Canada. One of these is the word toque. As far as those who keep track of such things, only Canadians use this word to describe the wool hat that keeps our heads warm on a cold winter day. And no one else in the world has a chocolate bar called Coffee Crisp. Did you notice I called it a chocolate bar? That is uniquely Canadian as well. It is known as a candy bar elsewhere.
The world in which we lives suffers from constant deterioration. People age and eventually die, as does every member of the animal kingdom. Plant life dies and quickly rots. The world that was created perfectly, and with eternity in mind, has become affected by the sin that entered into the world through the disobedience of our original parents. There is an exception to this general rule of deterioration. Listen to what Jesus said in Mark 13:31, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” The Bible teaches us that God is going to eventually create a new heaven, that will mesh with a new earth in the fullness of His Kingdom. Only the Word of God will stand forever. I recently visited Qumran in Israel, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls and was reminded again of how God has protected His word. And He will continue to do so. We can trust the Bible to be preserved throughout eternity because God’s truth is eternal. We can base our lives, and our worldview, on what God has said, knowing it stands the test of time and eternity.
These have been words from the heart.