The grass will soon wither,
And the flowers will soon fade;
So the strongest of men will soon weaken and die.
Only the Word of the Lord lasts forever;
And one Word from Him gives us eternal life.
One Word from Him gives us eternal life.
About This Song:
“One Word from Him” is one of my Word-related songs. It comes from the book of Isaiah:
6 A voice says, “Cry out.”
And I said, “What shall I cry?”
“All people are like grass,
and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.”
At seventy-five, I’m far past middle-aged; I have no hope of surviving to the age of 150. And I have no idea how long I will live–and remain healthy enough to enjoy life.
But as I look at the pill bottles on the breakfast counter–the cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid, and blood sugar medicines keep all of the numbers looking good–I’m also aware that I’m a blade of grass and a flower. My time to wither and fall is coming. It’s inevitable.
Gracious! Like any of you–no matter what your age–I may not have much time left on earth. None of us knows for sure, do we?
But do I find that depressing?
I’m smiling as I respond to that question. My confidence is in the never-failing “word of our God.” He has promised more abundant life on earth–and He’s certainly lived up to that promise–and He’s promised eternal life with Him in Heaven for those of us who are Believers.
So no matter how much I enjoy my earthly life–no matter how much time I hope I have left–my hope for the future is in the Lord.
I hope yours is, too. How about leaving a comment?
You can find a free lead sheet of this song here. The only recording I have is very old, but you may listen to it here.
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Hi Roger–Thanks for the uplifting words, despite us all eventually leaving this earth. I am not in my 70’s yet, but definitely what I would have called “old” just a few years ago! Blessings, and keep up the good words!!
Thank you, Becky. I really appreciate that. And may you age slowly and gracefully.