One of John Hires (and Richard Landon’s) favorite scriptures is Isaiah 40:8, “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of the Lord endures forever”. What is temporary and what is permanent? Should that shape how we see things and make priorities? Again, the disillusionment may be helpful. We may be trying to wash Styrofoam in the dishwasher. We may be trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear (gross, but a great analogy). All that glitters is not gold and all that attracts our attention doesn’t deserve it. My prayer for you on this Sunday is to “Turn your eyes upon Jesus”.
Sermon by Rev. Jack Stephenson