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The Word of the Lord endures forever

October 28, 2013

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A previous blog entry is re-posted today:

The Verse(s) of the Day for October 28, 2015 from 1 Peter 1:24-25 is taken from Isaiah 40:7-8. This particular passage is used as the epigraph or introduction to a poem inspired when I stood on the stump of a massive oak tree that had gradually died over a period of time, eventually having to be cut down. Although the tree had been around for centuries, its demise brought to mind how fleeting life is in the light of eternity.


                           The Old Oak Stump     

                  The grass withers, the flower fades,

              because the breath of the LORD blows upon it:

                  surely the people are grass.

               The grass withers, the flower fades,

               but the word of our God stands for ever.

                         Isaiah 40:7-8

                        I stand dead center on the old oak stump,

                        The ruin of a woodland monument,

                        My feet encircled by the woody rings

                        That number far beyond remembered years.

                        I read between the lines of annual

                        Reports a history of all you have seen:

                        You saw the Shawnee dance around his fires;

                        You knew the name of each German who came

                        To farm, to build, and to beget his sons

                        Under the shaded beauty of your boughs;

                        You spread your arms and offered shelter as

                        A dwelling place for bird and beast and boy.

                        Yet time’s swift stroke condemned the tenement

                        As progress served its eviction notice.

                        Men leveled the tree whose lease had expired,

                        Legend of a people, long since cut off,

                        Like meadow grass overgrowing the land

                        Where I stand and read man’s life history:

                        Fleeting as baby’s breath, man’s day sprinkles

                        Grasslands for a season, then blows away.

                        All life evaporates like dew, except

                        The Word of God, which ever shall inspire.

Jesus Christ echoes the same sentiment when he says, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away (Matthew 24:35). The Psalmist also proclaims the same truth: Forever, O Lord,  Your word is settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89). Indeed, the Holy Bible, the Book of Life, the Word of God, the word of the Lord endures forever.

Ken Whitson offers an original song “The Word Will Stand Forever.”

Take a look at this video with the text of I Peter 1 along with the song “There is Hope” sung against a backdrop of beautiful photos.