1 Peter 1:24-25

“All flesh is grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of the Lord abides forever.”


For many Easter is past. The bright flower of the festival has faded into the ordinary routines of daily living. For what was observed was a day, and nothing more.

But the real Easter endures. For what is Easter if not the promise of God’s eternal victory in Jesus Christ; a victory that begins now in faith and is brought to perfection in the life to come?  

The wedding service contains these words, “By your promises bind yourselves to one another…”. Marriage begins with a promise and lives on that promise, “…until death parts us.” Other aspects of life together may not stand the test of time; children, career, friendships, health may all fail us, but the promise is meant to endure. Sadly, for many, the promise also fails, withers, fades.

God’s promise does not fail. “…the Word of the Lord abides forever,”  proclaims the Scripture. Easter Sunday – and  every Sunday – bears witness to the God who keeps his promises. This simple truth has been the bedrock of assurance for millions. It can be that for you, too.


 “May the peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.”