Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

Oh!  How true, how true, how true!  I think about when I was a kid, especially during those angst filled teenage years, and how everything seemed so permanent.  Everything meant the end of the world!  Having experience on my side, I realize now how silly things were back then, how temporary and how fleeting!

Jobs will change, friends will come and go, neighbors will move, and children will grow, but God's word will forever be there guiding us through all the changes in our lives.  There is nothing more constant or reliable than God's word and His love for us.  The scripture is an amazing testament to how much God cares for us, His children.  Despite our mistakes, He never gives up trying to help us be reunited with Him in heaven.

Another thing I love about the scripture is that even though the words are thousands of years old, they are still relevant to today!  How can that even be possible other than for the grace of God?  Look at how many things in our world become practically useless as time goes by.  Computers, printers, tvs, vcrs, gaming systems, vehicles, phones, etc.  The list goes on.  Even a house built ten years ago shows it's datedness.  But God's words are not dated.  They are for the here and now.  They are useful and necessary.

I am always astonished to find that when I am going through a difficult time or have had a trying week, that God's words seem to be reaching out to me at the Mass.  How does He know exactly what  I need to hear and how does He send it to me so quickly?  And how is it that His words can have such meaning to me and then having a completely different yet pertinent meaning for my neighbor?  How is it that one passage can reach so many people in their times of need, even though their needs are all different?  God is truly amazing, more so than we can even begin to comprehend and I am truly grateful for His words each and every day.

On a side note, I have been feeling pretty sick lately but will get to my blog as much as possible, please forgive my absences!

Thanks for reading!

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