Words from the Heart for Wednesday May 25th, 2016
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 (NIV)
The Everlasting God
Do you have what seems like the same struggles, same prayer requests, and feel like your needs have become a wearying burden to the Lord? Bring them again – He has not grown tired of your asking!
Twelve members of the Essex Scottish Regiment were killed at the Belgian-Dutch border town of Putte on October 5, 1944 in one of the Scheldt campaign’s opening engagements. Three years later, as Prime Minister Mackenzie King passed through Putte at the start of his first official visit to the Netherlands, the town presented him with a china plate bearing the names of the men who had died there. Putte’s modest, heartfelt gesture was the first official tribute that Canada’s leader received on Dutch soil. The story of the Putte plate demonstrates that local, personal intimate commemorations continued as national traditions emerged at the end of the war. This was because formal ceremonies involving prime ministers and princes did not satisfy a widespread need for those liberated to directly thank the specific men and women who had freed them and express eternal gratitude.
Friends of ours, who live in a rural area, bought a fridge a year ago. It broke down a few days after the warranty ran out. They called the store where they had bought it and were told that there was no one in the area that repairs that brand and the warranty was over so the store wouldn’t replace it. So a one-year-old fridge went to the recycler and our friends had to fork out for a new fridge after only one year. Nothing that man makes lasts very long. Thankfully that is not true of God. The Bible tells us that he is the everlasting God. Isaiah 40:28 puts it this way: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” When we think of God as being everlasting, we usually think of Him as having no beginning and no end. But the implications are much more than that. If He is the everlasting God, everything about His nature is everlasting – His love, His grace, His power and majesty, His ability to meet our needs, His justice and His mercy. These never end. God’s resources never fail and they will never run out. He keeps His promises forever and His word never changes. What a great God He is. And through Jesus Christ, we who belong to Him can experience all He is and all He has for us.
These have been words from the heart.