The rope illustration
The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people. (Isaiah 40:7 NLT)
Some things are certain in this life. Whether we realize it or not, we’re in our mortal bodies for only a very short time. Young people don’t seem to think they’ll ever grow old but as I’m approaching my golden years, my body keeps reminding me that I won’t always be able to do what I could once do with ease.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve also noticed that time seems to be speeding up. I suppose this is partly because I now realize there are many things that I wanted to do that I might never get around to doing.
Now that I realize how short life really is, especially compared to eternity, I wish that I had spent my time during my younger years more wisely. After all, I only have a certain number of days to serve the Lord and do His will before I meet Him face-to-face. As children of God, we only have a brief moment in time to earn our eternal rewards which we’ll enjoy forever.
I love this 5-minute video from Pastor Francis Chan which drives home the point that we need to keep our focus on eternity instead of just focusing on doing the things that make us more comfortable in this life.
I’ve been a Christian for more than 40 years. In 2013, I began growing in a closer relationship with God as I turned over more and more of my life to Him and asked Him for wisdom. Since then, I’ve been strongly compelled to share God's word and to warn others that we need to get ready because Jesus is coming soon.
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