Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. ~Matthew 24:35
Why the photo of the Seal Wrap Zip Safe at the top of this blog? Let's zero in on the date this was opened.
That's right! August, 19, 2019, away and beyond any inkling of the coming pandemic and the shortage of some daily necessities it leaves in its wake. So why, you might ask, does my husband, Danny, proactively order such an item to take up space on our countertop?
Well, this is the Orlando Cafe, where lots of cooking, baking, chopping and mincing go on day after day. The wrap is a necessity; who wants to make repetitive trips to the grocery store, just to purchase a flimsy roll of wrap when we can rely on this stalwart fixture? As far as we are concerned, this faithful roll has more than met our expectations over these trying Covid months, when efforts to fortify our pantry have been an ongoing challenge.
Yes, this is how our shelves still look today. Call us preppers, call us extremists, but honestly, during this tiresome time, we have lacked for nothing material. I'm not sure how many others out there can stake that same claim.
But back to the Zip Safe wrap. We are now, in February 2022, just about to run out of the endless supply of food-preserving plenty. Another roll awaits its debut, at the ready to assume its mission of provision. We. Are. Counting. The. Days.
There are so many precautions we can take to preserve our way of life, our comfort zones, our peace of mind when times get tough. And as foolish as some of these tactics might appear to others, they are of merit and worth to us.
Yet, if we fail to consider the weight of eternity in the decisions we make, great and small, we can miss out on the lesson God wishes for us to learn.
His Word, and His Word alone, is the only thing that lasts.
Any effort, any attempt, we make beyond that one goal is futile at in the end.
Does that mean we shouldn't do our best? Try our best? Hope for the best? Of course not!
But it does mean we should be laser-focused upon what the Lord has promised, what He has done in the past, and what He will continue to do in the future.
Used and appreciated, the Seal Wrap will pass away.
It will be replaced.
God's Word needs no replacement.
It's a wrapped-up promise sealed for good.