Nature has its own cycle of death and rebirth, in contrast to the Word of God, which never dies. In fact, in Isaiab 40:7&8, we see three things:
1. Grass withers
2. Flower fades
3. Word stands
“The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.”
Like both the grass and the flower, we humans experience the cycle of death and rebirth, as we pass from this earth into the afterlife. None of us are immune to physical death.
God’s Word and God’s promises never come to a halt. They are constant and consistent. Long before our birth, God’s Word had been kept through the ages, and long after our bodies mingle with the dirt, God’s Word will continue to reach other people on our planet.
Because His Word is so important that it is everlasting, God has instruction us to “go tell it on the mountain,” to spread the good news of the Gospel message far and wide. “Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God.’ ” (Isaiah 40:9)
We won’t last on this earth forever, but as long as our planet exists, God’s Word will remain upon it, despite any efforts by men to destroy it or keep it from other people. This is why we must spread the Word to others, that they may learn of His mercy and grace and continue to pass on the salvation message to others, who will share with others, and so on.
Because everything other than God’s Word is so temporary, we must joyfully proclaim all of the promises He has given us. The great work of Christ in our lives should drive us to wanting to spread the Gospel. We can also be comforted that, even when everything and everyone we care about seems to die off during our lifetime, God’s love and promises never disappear. They are always there, when we call on the name of the Lord in sincerity.
“…The Word of our God will stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:8b) “He remembers His covenant forever, the promised He made, for a thousand generations.” (Psalm 105:8) “Your Word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” (Psalm 119:89)