2012-12-28 / Church

Today’s Meditation

The Evergreen Word
From The Upper Room The World’s Most Widely Read Daily Devotional Guide

Read 1 Peter 1:23-25

All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.

1 Peter 1:24-25 (NRSV)

Every spring my husband and I plant colorful flowers in four large pots, and my husband dutifully tends to the lawn by planting fill-in seed, watering, and fertilizing. At first we can barely see the plants above the rims of the pots, but in a few weeks they begin to rise from the dirt as if some magnet were pulling them upward. The grass turns a lush green, bringing the weekly chore of mowing. Every morning we have coffee on our patio. My eyes never tire of the luminous array of colors. Then, as if someone pulled the plug, the beautiful flowers begin to fade. The blooms fall off, leaving only ugly stems. The once-luxurious green lawn turns a dingy brown; and seemingly overnight, all the colors are gone. Winter has arrived. Almost everything wears out, grows old, or fades. However, one thing that is always new and reliable is the word of God. For thousands of years, the Bible has continued to offer the message of salvation, to bring comfort to the weary, and to show us the right path to walk. It never withers, fades, or grows obsolete. It remains as fresh and lovely as those first blooms of spring. Read more from Mary on The Upper Room blog today.

Mary Baird

(Texas, USA)

Thought for the Day Knowing more of the Bible means knowing more of God. Go to today’s Link2Life at The Upper Room blog to see a photo of Mary and her garden.

Prayer Let your message, O Lord, light our path. Amen.

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