Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Trying to catch the moment of flash of a firework blowing up, for me at least, took too much patience, to much luck and too much, should I say, too many tries.
It certainly is a split second. Exactly how much, I find myself lacking the desire to google it.
But it certainly is a here and gone experience.
What is our life?
According to James 4:14 (NET Bible)
"What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes."
The NIV version translates: "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a
little while and then vanishes."
And still, the King James Version says: "For what is your life? It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
Puff of smoke? mist? vapour?
But too me, the most important part of each of those is this: "a short time", "for a little while"
and "for a little time."
I once heard it put this way: "One never knows which breath will be their very last."
So now you are saying to yourself: "What's the point?" And so here it is. This life is too short.
You may live to be 101 years, 101 days, 101 hours... life in this human body is too short.
We need to understand this. We need to be prepared for what comes next. Are you prepared for what comes next? It may only be a breath away.