All human beings are like grass, and all their glory is like wild flowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord remains forever.
– 1 Peter 1:24-25
How true these words are! So many so-called “great” men and women have come and gone since St. Peter expressed these verses in this first letter of his to the early churches. He was quoting from the Book of Isaiah, written some 700 years before his time. So much is said, proposed, debated and done by man over the millennia yet so much is proven wrong or short-lived.
So many concepts have withered; so many “great” men have fallen! So many theories expressed have come and gone. So much invention and re-invention. So much “progress”, so much “freedom”, yet so many self-proclaimed “liberal democracies” flounder and the general well-being seems to be in regress!
When will we ever learn that all we do is futile and transitory unless our focus is on God as we do it, rather than on ourselves? What then has withstood the test of time? It is the Word of the Lord that remains forever!
Lord, Your Word is a light for my path – forever!
You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life
– my heart knows it and it exults in this certainty.
Lord, Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Your Word remains forever!
Faithful Lord, You are the same – yesterday, today and forever.
You never change. When all is lost, You remain.
Lord, Your Word is a light for my path – forever! Amen