Brevity of Life

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Things wear out, and oh boy how they have certainly worn out this week. The saying “when it rains it pours” bears much truth. From the car battery, tires, lawn mower, the car, the truck, a pair of shoes, a suit, my cell phone, and now I’m just plain “wore out”.


I’ve also discovered that behind Satan, inflation is my second most-targeting enemy. Price just about anything today, and you’ll consider taking out a 30 year mortgage to pay for it!

As I think of the duration of items, I consider the brevity of life. “Life is but a vapor” resonates with me this week, and I believe it serves as a reminder to us that the moments God gifts us do count. Even though physical things “wear out”, I praise God today that we can’t wear out prayer! Our greatest communication comes not from our cell phone, but from God’s phone line. Jeremiah 33:3 provides us with God’s telephone number: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” How thankful that I am this evening that, although I do not hold all the answers, I can communicate with a Heavenly Father who does.


Man’s attempts to make life prosperous will all eventually fail…just like my cell phone. But God’s purpose, by which He uses our life to accomplish, provides something of greater significance and fulfillment. At the conclusion of my rather short span of earthly vapor, I long to hear those words found in Matthew 25:21 - “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”


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