“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Scripture Memory Fellowship’s home state, Texas, is currently enduring one of the hottest summers on record. In July, temperatures exceeded 100 degrees a total of 27 days. Despite my best efforts to keep my lawn healthy and green, the words of Isaiah 40:8 have proven true: “The grass withers, the flower fades…”
Like a Texas summer, the last two years have been uncharacteristically difficult for everyone. Perhaps the landscape of your life has been dramatically altered. As you survey the damage caused by a global pandemic, inflation, and political turmoil, does Isaiah 40:8 ring true?
For believers, our hope isn’t found in the possibility of greener grass and better circumstances. Instead, we call to mind the changelessness of our God and the timeless truths of His Word (Lam. 3:21-24; Psa. 119:89). Scripture Memory Fellowship exists to help you succeed in this effort, and I’m excited to say this mission has significantly advanced in the last several months. In addition to the launch of 14:6 – The Way, SMF’s annual week of Scripture Memory Camp was a tremendous success. We also finished developing a brand-new memory course on stress, which will launch in October.
Looking ahead, 14:6 – The Truth is in the early stages of development and will feature 84 verses on life's biggest questions. If you’d like to invest in this initiative and help defray the $14,000 printing cost, please consider donating. SMF has experienced a decline in giving during the summer months, so your financial support is particularly helpful at this time.
It's uncertain what tomorrow will bring, but amid life’s ever-changing circumstances, may your strength be renewed as you remember the words of our Lord Jesus: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matt. 24:35).