The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end; I will keep forever my promise of peace.” So says the Lord who loves you.
A few days ago warm temperatures and a fast snowmelt caused flooding and rockslides in Yellowstone National Park. Multiple sections of roads and bridges were washed out causing them to be impassable. A state-wide emergency was declared with an unknown return to normal for the park and surrounding areas.
We have all likely heard of the great flood and Noah’s Arc. God saw how the world was filled with evil and destroyed everything in it with a flood that covered the earth (Genesis 5:5-7). Everyone perished with the exception of Noah, his family and many animal species. After the waters cleared, God promised Noah “never again will I curse the ground because of man or send a flood to destroy all living things, even though mankind’s heart is evil from childhood” (Genesis 8:20-22).
Sometimes life can fall apart, much like the roads and bridges of Yellowstone. However, God made a promise He would not destroy all living things. His promise was later revealed in His son, Jesus, sacrificing His life for our sins. That sacrifice gives us a promise of peace, a promise that God will be with us, a promise of salvation. We do not need to fear the mountains crumbling around us but can worship in this promise. Celebrate the fact that Jesus overcame. Our struggles are temporary and new life is waiting for us.