On my return from the USA I had two days in the Lake District of England. We met my parents to catch up with the intention of chilling for a bit.
What a delight it was to discover Lowther Castle. It's just off Jct 44 on the M6. The 130 acre plot (just a small one) has been owned by one family for 800 years. It's history is fascinating but due to financial pressures the family castle was de-roofed (is there such a word) in 1937 so that double inheritance tax could be avoided.
Carole (my wife) and walked in the grounds for a couple of hours and had a delightful time.
It stuck me forcibly again that what humans build can be damaged or destroyed. God's word however is incorruptible and eternal. The bible states that the 'word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached into you' (1 Peter 1:25). The bible also says that the physical world is deteriorating over time (science now accepts this concept) but that God is the same and His years shall not fail (Hebrews 1:12). God is eternal, life giving, dependable and a saving God for those who 'repent (have a change of mind) and believe the gospel' (Mark 1:15).
For further information on Lowther Castle go to www.lowthercastle.org.
For further information on the bible and it's message go to previous posts and www.seekthetruth.org.uk