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Lila is sitting in front of her computer. Her eye caught a glance in the mirror in front of her, of her arm on her lap. She can see the skin on her arm has loosened and there are some wrinkles as well. She’s not that old but old enough to start seeing changes like this, on her body. Although she still feels like in her twenties, she isn’t anymore. Her mind plays games with her every day. “You are twenty-something,” but Lila knows that isn’t true, not anymore if she catches a glimpse like this or herself in the mirror.
Psa 103:15-16 Human life is as short-lived as grass. It blossoms like a flower in the field. When the wind blows over the flower, it disappears, and there is no longer any sign of it.
This is what God’s Word says about our life. Upon reading the Matthew Henry commentary, he says:
As for man, his days are as grass, which grows out of the earth, rises but a little way above it, and soon withers and returns to it again. See Isa_40:6, Isa_40:7. Man, in his best estate, seems somewhat more than grass; he flourishes and looks gay; yet then he is but like a flower of the field, which, though distinguished a little from the grass, will wither with it.
Our life here on earth is shorter than we might think. It might feel long in certain seasons of our life. God’s Word says that the days of our years might be seventy or if by strength eighty years (Ps 90:10).
This amount of years might sound like a lot but think back to your parents. When you realized, they were 70 years old. You couldn’t believe how fast time has flown by. It still this way for each of our lives. We are like grass. We grow to the desired length and then we die. So what’s my point of today’s podcast?
Life is short. Let us live it to its full potential where we make a difference while we have the blessing of God to wake up on earth. Pick that flower from your garden and take it to someone. Create your unique meat or hot drink spice and take it to someone as a gift. Give that money note or change in your wallet, to the guy begging at the robot without judgment. You never know how that gift of yours, can make the biggest impact on that person’s life that day. It can save a life from suicide, a life from dying from hunger, and a life from feeling all alone in this world.
Doing good is such a blessing. It’s such a pleasure in life to be able to give to others, to share what you have, and to show love through giving. Be that someone who loves and cares and be that someone who takes their 70 or 80 years and double it by living it to the fullest every single day.