The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIV
In the winter of every year in the north, the grass begins to turn brown. The fall perennial flowers have passed. The beautiful fall foliage is gone, and the trees are left barren. For a short while these things lie dormant, but each spring, we rejoice in their rebirth.
Other trees, like the evergreens, remain green year-round. Unless it becomes deceased and dies, we enjoy the splash of color amid the bleak surroundings of winter. The word of God is like a fir that never passes. Through the heat, cold, and storms, it remains standing tall against all time, living forever; it is something we can trust.
God of forever, we give you thanks for your unchanging word. In every situation, we can trust scripture because it came from you. Thank you for continuing to speak the word to us each day through the Holy Spirit. As we read and meditate upon your sacred text, you make it clear to us. Bless us this day that we may take your word to heart and obey. We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.