Remember that all these things will happen before the people now living have all died. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. [Matthew 24-35 GNT]
"These things" that Jesus speaks of include troubling signs in the sky.
He speaks of a day that he will appear with angels to receive his own.
The Lord tells his listeners that it would happen in their own lifetime.
When I consider the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD I think of:
- the terror that people experienced as their homes were destroyed;
- the harsh brutality of the Roman forces as they attacked the city;
- how God was as work in the suffering and hardships.
So often it seems that evil has gained control of all that surrounds us.
In such times is it is good to remember that God is working in the chaos.
I have found words to carry such power in my life.
There are impotent words that will fall to the ground and be no more.
Yet there seems to be words that carry the timeless weight of heaven.
The words that Jesus spoke are timeless, powerful and of great importance.
His words speak of things that transcend time and space.
These have the power to change our lives and impact our world.
I think that these are the words that only God can speak.
In saying that words will never pass away, Jesus tells us of his deity.
The words that he speaks are eternal because he himself is eternal.
Teach me Lord to treasure your words in my heart.
... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.