Daily Reflection — Heaven and Earth Will Pass Away, But Not His Word


“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

How important it is to be reminded of our place and the place of creation in God’s Providence. All of time and space is of the created order—a part of creation.

God made you and He made me and all that is around us. But Himself, He did not make. God is the same; yesterday, today and always, from all eternity. His words thus are from all eternity and not part of creation.

Creation as we know it will pass away, that is, it will change; but His Word will never change. His Word is our assurance that He will always love us.

In a world where so much seems to change without warning or good purpose, in a world where the only certainty seems to be its lack of certainty, we are able to hold fast to our God and His Holy Word, our Savior.

So today, let’s ask God to drive away all uncertainty, anxiety, and fear so that we might accept the grace to know, understand and live His Holy Will. Whatever you ask, Lord; let us serve you through serving one another.

Remember, you are dust, and to dust you will return. Repent and believe in the Gospel.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

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