July 2016

With all the changes in my family this year (loss of both Alice’s parents and sister-in-law, our oldest child graduating from college and youngest soon to start college, etc.), I’ve been thinking a lot when my mind isn’t fully occupied (like when driving, walking, etc.).  Now the Bible has many short, easy-to-remember phrases full of insight and spiritual advice and one of them is “And It Came to Pass.”  It didn’t say “And It Came to Stay.”

Of the things of this world, what lasts?  Even rocks and mountains eventually wear down to dust.  Our moments, be they joy or sorrow, do not last- they come… to pass.  The music group Kansas put it:  “All we are is dust in the wind.”  We would be nothing accept for one thing-  God’s Word.  “The grass withers, the flower fades but the Word of our God will stand forever.”  (Isaiah 40:8, 1 Peter 1:24-25).  The Word gives us hope when money is tight, life filled with worries and even in the face of death.  John chapter 1 tells us that Jesus is “the Word of God” and John 3:16 summarizes the Gospel.  Jesus gives us hope even when everything else “comes to pass.”

During this vacation season, please don’t take a vacation from God and His Word.  Continue to grow in His Word for only there do we discover true and certain hope for this life.  (Perhaps read through all of Psalm 119 noting how often hope is connected to God’s Word.)

See you in Church,

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