1) Psalm 39:4 (NLT); 2) Psalm 119:19 (GNT)
1) Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered - how fleeting my life is. 2) I am here on earth for just a little while; do not hide your commands from me.
Recently we saw the tragic deaths of 3 young children from the family of Danny & Leila Abdallah. In a portion of a statement they publicly released they said, “Our life here on earth is but a vapour in comparison to His eternal plans, and the purpose God holds for His children.” This couple and their family love Jesus and their statement and these passages today really bring home that our lives are temporary, fleeting, reinforcing that this world is not our home. We should be living like strangers here.
When I was much younger, in my 20’s I didn’t give much thought about dying or heaven, I mean I was just starting my adult life with 50+ years ahead of me, why think about the end of my life.
But I do need to, regardless of age, as a believer in Jesus we understand that our lives are temporary, eternity is real. These passages and many others in the Bible make this very clear, there is no uncertainty. I need to keep heaven in mind and especially those in my life that I know do not know Jesus, this is where eternity really matters. My life and witness to them. The only thing we can take with us into eternity is our belief in Jesus.
Lord, help me to never forget this perspective as I journey through my life to eternity with you. Amen
Written by Suzie Hodgson