Words That Will Never Pass Away
The slow and agonizing decline of our community newspaper is a sad story indeed. The Daily Record has faithfully appeared on our doorstep, first in the afternoons and then in the mornings, for more than a century, but the publication now appears to be on the critical list. The rise of digital media and the acquisition by a national media group have conspired to rob our local paper of its mission to inform, educate, and enlighten its subscribers, but now it seems that it will be just a matter of time before the publication as we know it fades out of existence.
Fortunately, our spiritual source of information and inspiration — the Bible, of course — remains strong, reliable, and infallible, despite the desire by some to see it fade out of existence if not completely destroyed.
Scripture provides some assurances that the Word of God will never pass away, including the compelling passage from the Gospel of John (1:1-5), which states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Consider the magnitude of those five verses. The Word has been here since the very beginning, and not only was the Word with God, the Word was God. That is a pretty profound statement, and certainly one with noting. Through His Word, the world was spoken into existence. In Him there is life and light — the light of all humankind, a light that shines in the darkness and cannot be extinguished. That should give us hope that no matter how much darkness rolls into our life, it cannot overcome His light.
Later in the first chapter of John (Verse 14), we read this transformational passage: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Unlike The Daily Record, the Son of God and the Word of God will never pass away. Both will last forever, and our adherence, dedication, and commitment to both will take us from this world into the world to come — right to the gate of God’s Eternal Kingdom, placing the ultimate Good News right on our doorstep!
Until We Meet Again, Be Blessed! – Pastor John