FADED GLORY (TM)

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Today’s  actors, politicians, athletes, writers, musicians, theologians, and even criminals, who have been crowned with media glory, will eventually step onto life’s stage one last time.

With the dimming of the eulogy spotlight, their glory will begin to wane. Fewer and fewer people will speak of their limelight days and eventually a generation will arise that says,

           “Walmart? Who is Walmart?”

           “O.J.? What is O.J.?”

          “Billy Graham? Never heard of him.”

We remember a few who lived 200-300 years ago, but the glory of those who lived 1000 years in the past has mainly faded from all but historical documents.  Over 3000 years ago, King David wrote about God’s majestic glory.

             The heavens declare the glory of God; 

            The skies proclaim the work of his hands.

            Day after day they pour forth speech;

            Night after night they display knowledge.

            There is no speech or language where

                      their voice is not heard.

            Their voice goes out into all the earth,

            Their words to the ends of the world.

 

God’s Glory has not faded.

He continues to remind everyone of His Glory. He still sends us:

 sunrise-memos,

sunset-memos,

starry-night memos, and

new-born-baby memos.

These reminders confirm to us that nothing has diminished the glory of  God.

Few of us will be remembered much beyond 100 years

of our passing. As the flowers and grass, our earthly glory will fade.

Only Christ in us can give us hope of eternal unfading glory.

 

(Psalm 19:1-4; I Peter 1:24; I Peter 5:4; Colossians 1:27. NIV)

Martha Hawn VanCise ©2013`

2 thoughts on “FADED GLORY (TM)

  1. Joe

    Wow! I know why our Lord had you pull my hodge-podge of stories together & make a beautiful tapestry of Gods Amazing Grace – run to the roar!! I’d like to link your “faded glory” to my blog – thank you, Martha!

    Air mobile joe

  2. Paula

    Quite lovely and thought provoking. I especially like the little “memos” that God sends us each day. I’m just beginning to get a sense of my own mortality. Perhaps that’s a good thing…I still “think” I’m young. I hope that I have some years still to share God’s light through my actions.

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