Spring is awesome—the smell of new flowers and the colors of life all around. Alas, it is short lived. The smell will be gone with the wind, the colors will begin to fade, and Spring quickly settles into Summer, where the flowers and plants try their best to stay alive amidst the threat of dry weather and the decay of Fall. It’s almost like Spring is so vibrant because it wants so hard to show itself, to prove itself worthy. But like most finite and temporal things, it has a short life and serves its purpose for a moment. Enjoy it…while you can. But the word of God, well, that’s something different altogether.
23 You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For
“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
That word is the good news that was announced to you. —1 Peter 1
Isn’t it wonderful that the word of God (scripture) and the Word of God (Jesus) don’t come and go like that of the seasons. God’s word endures forever, serving as a bedrock to our identity, our mission, and our purpose. It is our food, the diet of our souls (Matthew 4. 4); it guides our footsteps when life is dark (Psalm 119.105); and He is responsible for our very existence, in fact, the existence of all things (John 1. 1–5). It’s trustworthy and true, giving us every confidence in who we are and are to be.
See the colors of spring, smell their life, and appreciate it. But know that God’s word is secure. Secure yourself in things above, where moth nor rust destroy (Matthew 6.19–20).