Not Fade Away

I am fortunate to spend a lot of time in Spain. On the downside everything takes a beating in the Spanish sun. Clothes, paint, plastics, wood, grass and trees all fade over time. I discovered recently that clothes also fade if you boil wash them accidently, but that is another story.

Unfortunately our memory and some of our abilities and agility also fade with time as the process of ageing kicks in. Once close and meaningful relationships can also fade as time and perhaps distance go by, combined with the inevitable pressures of life. Think about all the Christmas cards you used to send to people you no longer see or hear from.

The Rolling Stones sing ‘Love is love and not fade away’. Certainly it is actually possible for love to endure through all sorts of hardships and thankfully some relationships last and can in fact become more enduring as time goes by. This truth made me think that perhaps if we look more closely we will discover other things which last forever and don’t fade away.

Accepting that love can be one of them re-the above, the Bible also supports this argument stating the following;

“Love will last forever.”

“God’s faithful love endures forever.”

“The word of the LORD lasts forever.”

“The LORD reigns forever.”

“May God’s glory last forever.”

Pulling it all together, love, God’s love, God’s sovereignty, God’s glory…it seems that there are a lot of things which last forever and I believe I am just scratching the surface. Perhaps we should invest more time in things which last forever rather than the things which fade away?

“Only be careful and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live.” Deuteronomy 4 v 9.

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