Daily Devotion – December 4, 2017

Isaiah 40:6-8


A voice says, ‘Cry out!’

And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’

All people are grass,

their constancy is like the flower of the field.

The grass withers, the flower fades,

when the breath of the Lord blows upon it;

surely the people are grass.

The grass withers, the flower fades;

but the word of our God will stand for ever.


Devotion by Meg du Plooy


There are lots of things in life that are sure and certain – we need air to breathe, food and drink to live, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. And human beings die. We live under the reality that our time will probably end long before time itself runs out. But Isaiah tells us the “word of our God will stand forever.”


There is power in the word of God. The power to transform our lives. The power to indict us for our complicity in the brokenness of the world. The power to release us into new life through the spoken and lived reality of the forgiveness of our sins, between us and God and us and one another. It is our compass and our hope.




Heavenly Father, keep us mindful of the brevity of life that we might make the most of each day that you give us. Keep us mindful as well of the eternal reach of your love and the promises you have graciously bestowed on us. Speak to us through your Word that we might speak words of encouragement and hope to others. Amen.

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