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Grass-and-flowers-at-spring“For all people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1;24-25 NIV)

After a spring storm dumped 19 inches of snow in Northern Colorado last week, I’ve become more aware of our lawn. As the white piles we shoveled from the driveway melt away, the brown grass of winter is now the fresh green of spring.

That’s just one of those interestingly things about grass and how it changes with the seasons. Grass is also fragile. It can be choked out by weeds or even accidentally wiped out by chemicals. Not to mention environmental factors like drought that stunts growth or the fires that used to sweep across the prairies.

Just like other events in our country last week showed, all life is fragile. We never know how long our lives will last. Whether life is cut short by tragedy or experiences the slow decline of disease or old age, “all people are like grass.” (1 Peter 1:24)

The lesson to be learned is not to hold tight to that which doesn’t last. Life is a vapor that fades away. The seasons come and go and we all get older. Only one thing remains unchanging–God and His word.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

Creation declares that life is fragile but God is unchanging.

What about you? How have you experienced the fragility of life? How did last week’s national events change your outlook? What never changes?

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