FORGETTING WHAT WE KNOW “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:24, 25 Living things die, rocks get ground to dust and toys break. Everything that we know and experience is subject to the law of entropy. Everything breaks down. Your garage or storage closets are perfect examples of this. Over time, these rooms become unrecognizable for many of us because they get filled with junk that gets covered in dust and grime. Even our relationships are subject to breakdown if effort and energy aren’t put into them. These principles are more apparent now as we move into the winter months. The seasons are changing and we can visibly see things dying. The holidays are approaching and we become more aware of the relationships we’ve lost or the people around us that are struggling with life. If the story ended there it would consume us all with grief and depression! But we can find hope because of what 1 Peter 1:24, 25 say. Peter is taking a minute to remind the Jews that had been dispersed across the Roman Empire that even though life was tough, God’s word endures. Peter is taking a premise that would have been very well known to the Jewish people (Isaiah 40:6-8) and he’s reminding them of this truth. It’s easy to forget the promises of God when we are dealing with struggles. Even those truth’s that we have hidden in our hearts sometimes need to be brought back up to the surface by someone else. It’s good for us to be reminded that God’s word will never fail; that it will never fade away. It’s even better when we are able to share this truth with others! This season is busy. Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday parties, present shopping and over eating be looking for those people that may be struggling and encourage them. Explain to them, whether they are believers or unbelievers, why you have hope (1 Peter 3:15,16) when the world around us seems hopeless! Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.