What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. James 4:14
How many of you reading this have met your great, great, great-grandfather? Most likely none of us have. Maybe there’s an old photograph but in most cases there’s to much of a gap, to many years between us and our ancestors.
They were a “mist” that appeared for a little time and now they are gone. Maybe there’s not even a grave-stone to mark where their final resting place is.
Life is fleeting, a mist.
I remember turning 20 years old and thinking to myself that I would never make it to 30. The summers have flown by and now I am 66 years old. How many more summers will I see before He, who is the keeper of my soul, calls me home, or if we are in the end-times, as I truly believe we are, the trumpet will sound, and I will rise to meet Him in the air!
Knowing that our time here is short, then, as Francis Schaeffer stated: How then should we live?
What is important, what is eternal, what should the focus of our life be?
I have a friend who is not spirit-filled. He will talk your ear off, without the use of a comma. If you’re in a car with him, he’ll yak for the entire drive, for hours. The problem, however, is all of his conversation is worldly. There is no real substance to it. It’s little more than pabulum.
When Peggy and I are on the road and we meet other believers the conversation centers on the Lord, on prophecy, on ministry, on His return.
People who are near the end of life often regret not spending more time with their children and family. Their careers, while important are not their focus.
Others carry bitterness to the grave with them, unable to be set free of the burden that has festered, in some cases, for years, and may have led to their illness in the first place.
With that in mind. We should forgive everyone, everything, no matter what it is. Realize how precious life is and love everyone with the love of the Lord.
Are you holding a grudge? Pray and then write an email to that person or better yet pick up the phone and call them.
Life really is short and the summers fly… how they fly.
Please keep these folks in your prayers.
Russ Dizdar – Continued healing.
Keith – For peace and comfort as he just lost Rose, his wife, about a month ago.
Annie – Who lost her husband about a month ago.
Tom – Shoulder pain.
Greg – Knee pain.
Jane – Another brain tumor appeared and it is inoperable. Pray she would forgive those who have hurt her.