Further up and further in: Romans 1:16, Isaiah 55, Hebrews 4
1 Peter 1:24-25 – For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.
Lord God, when I was first born into this world, I was born to die. From the moment I first took a breath, I was on my way to the grave. From a buggy with wheels to a wheel chair, that’s the trajectory of my life. I’m just like a flower, God, here today and tomorrow thrown into the fire. But God, when your Word entered my life, everything changed. Your Word breathed new life into my soul. Your Word, which endures forever and never fades away gave me new life and now I am eternal. Now, I will live forever because your Word has given me its eternal character. Now, I will endure forever in heaven with you because your Word has given me this life. Thank you, God, for sending your Word into my life that I might be yours forever. Amen.