Over the past year and a half, we have all, in some way, shape or form been confronted with the frailty of life. Whether from the loss of loved ones, or from the saddening effects of our degenerating society, these occurrences have taken a toll on our souls. And in light of that, I have been pondering my life, purpose and time on this earth. Not knowing the time we will be called away from earth, I've been praying for wisdom to prioritize well, and courage to live a life of impact. The two excerpts below from scripture inspired those prayers, and also the poem that follows.
"Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." James 4:14
"O Lord make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am...surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!" Psalm 39:4-5
Here today, gone tomorrow
Just as quickly as the breathtaking flower blooms
Its petals wither away unexpectedly.
And just as swiftly as the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange,
Our breath slips away as we transition in the blink of an eye
From here to eternity.
All of the hustle and accomplishments fade away,
Moments spent fussing and stressing or chilling and basking
Now only just a memory.
And just like that we join the ranks of those captured in world history.
With these questions echoing down the halls of your journey...
How did your life matter?
To whom did you mean the world?
For what cause were you sold out to?
And the most important of ALL questions…
What will your maker say to you when His eyes lock with yours in eternity’s hallway?