Solidity


“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” – Mark 13:31


Think of the Earth beneath your feet. Not just the ground you are standing on, which may be wet or dry, rock or soil, but the Earth itself: the planet, huge beyond our comprehension, a solid ball hanging in space.


Think of the space that it is hanging in: the millions upon millions of stars, planets, asteroids, comets, nebulas, galaxies, every one huge and big and beautiful.


Then imagine it all gone. Not empty, not destroyed: gone.


Someday, God is going to wrap up this fallen universe into a small ball, clap it between his hands, and make it disappear. Cause it to vanish completely. No debris left over, not even a wisp of interstellar gas.


It might make you feel a little shaky. Things you think of as solid are actually ephemeral in the grand scheme of things.


But thanks be to God, there is something to hold on to even when all heaven and earth are shaken: his Word.


  • Taking an eternal perspective, what does it mean to you to realize that God’s Word is more solid than heaven and earth, that his promises and his plan are omnipotent despite a fallen world, and that his judgment and his rewards are sure and everlasting?

  • Taking a personal perspective, what does it mean to you to realize that God’s Word is more solid than heaven and earth, that his promises and his plan are omnipotent despite a fallen world, and that his judgment and his rewards are sure and everlasting?

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