The Word Made Grass?

Isaiah 40:7-8, “The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Here Isaiah speaks not only of the Word of God in the abstract that is of the Words of God but also in the personal that is – Jesus Christ who is the Word of God (John 1:1-3). He is the immortality injected into our mortal world. He is the eternal breaking apart this momentary. He is the life which enters into and outlasts death. On the cross, suffering for the sins of the world, Jesus may have seemed to be merely a flower of the field. Cut down. Dead too young – only about 30 years old. But “The Word of our God stands forever.” The shoot that sprung from Jesse’s cut off stump would also spring from death’s cold clutches. Death never had a chance. This was foreshadowed even from his birth, indeed from long before it. For the Word has always been and will always be!
In Christ
Pastor Ude