Psalm 89:47, 48- O [earnestly] remember how short my time is and what a mere fleeting life mine is. For what emptiness, falsity, futility and frailty you have created all men! What man can live and not see death, or can deliver himself from the [powerful] hand of Sheol the place of the dead? Selah. [Pause and consider that] (AMP)
I had to fight back tears as I entered my workout place today. The last time I heard “It’s a Small, Small World, my sister’s casket, flanked by an honor guard of nurses, was being wheeled through a funeral home.
Disneyland was her favorite holiday spot. Now Judy’s favorite holiday place is heaven.
Our world and the time we spend in it, is so small. We have no idea how soon we will be called toward death. We have no choice when it comes to dying physically, but we do get to choose where we spend eternity.
John 13:16-18–This is how much God loved the world. He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point out an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust in him has long since been under the death penalty without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (MSG)
Prayer: Lord, show us yourself so clearly that we would choose to believe in this one-of-a-kind God, the Christ. Amen