The Brevity Of Life
“What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
As I read this scripture this morning, I am amazed just how fleeting my life has been. It seems like only yesterday I was young, my wife and I were starting a life together, our children were playing in the house with their toys, we were in the spring of our life, with our life in front of us. However, I now realize that I am nearing the twilight of my life, and these things are but memories of the times that have flown by too fast. I am amazed at the brevity of life, as almost before I knew it, the years have passed, and my life on this earth will soon be over. Thinking back on the years that have passed, I now realize that the brevity of life should challenge us, as if ever we are to live for Christ and share Him with others it must be now. Now is the time to warn others and now is the time and the place to share the fruit of the Spirit with others. Jesus said, “The night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:4. But life’s brevity should also comfort us, as life may be short, but ahead of us is God’s promise of an eternity with Him in Heaven. When sufferings overwhelm us or difficulties assail us, we know they will soon be over. We can endure the storms that this life brings, by knowing that there will be a rainbow at the end, which is going to appear after our storms are over, and this gives us hope that there is something better awaiting us. There are better things that await us only if we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Paul wrote, “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2nd Corinthians 4:16. These are comforting words, as even though our earthly bodies are slowly wasting away, there is a new life awaiting us, a new body that will endure for all eternity, one that will never die. I am looking forward to my future, with no regrets about my past, as my eternity in Heaven is secured.
Pastor Robert W. Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight