Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

God’s Word Will Endure Forever

“The Maple Leaf Forever” is a Canadian patriotic song written by Alexander Muir in 1867, the year of Canada’s Confederation. During the early 1870s, Alexander Muir was an elementary school teacher in Newmarket, north of Toronto. When the cornerstone of the Christian Church in Newmarket was being laid on June 25, 1874, by the Governor General, Lord Dufferin, Muir brought his school choir to the event to sing his new composition, “The Maple Leaf Forever”, its first public performance.


We can sing the song the Maple Leaf Forever, but the Bible tells us that nothing on this planet, including the nations of the earth, is going to actually last forever. The last verse of our national anthem reminds us of this – it speaks of waiting for the better Day, the Day when Jesus returns and establishes His forever Kingdom. While nothing on this earth will last forever, things related to the Kingdom of God will. Jesus speaks to this in Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Here we are, 2000 years after Jesus taught His first disciples, still reading, still studying and still applying all that Jesus taught to our own lives. This will be so right into the arrival of the Kingdom of God in its fullness when He returns. The truths taught in the Bible are immutable, and will stand the test of time. We are called to put them into effect in our own lives today, in this generation, even when the world opposes them, and it is doing so more often and more vociferously than in at least the most recent past. In the end, God’s word will remain.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley