We’ve all known people that we feel have died too young. But as we examine God’s Word it turns out that our days are ordained and written before we came to be (Psalm139:16). No lifespan is too short for God’s plans and purpose.
We have watched people who are older and suffering – perhaps thinking it would be better for them to be released. Again handing the reins of life over to God where they properly belong – we pray. No lifespan is too long for God’s plans and purpose.
Life is sacred. All life. Any age.
For the child who never saw the light of day and for the senior whose eyes have grown dim … God sees and cares about the moments of life and the decades.
And for the rest of us who are cascading over the waterfall of life? Depending on our age and circumstances it can feel like each day lasts forever or like the decades slipped away in the still of the night.
But it is a finite ride.
Psalm 90: 10 and 12 –
“The length of our days is seventy years – or eighty, if we have the strength; …”
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
The expected lifespan of man has been altered a couple of times in the Bible – this is the last one I find. The Holy Spirit whispering to us – encouraging prayer to have a perspective on our lifespan – that we might gain a heart of wisdom.
A heart of wisdom … knowing how to spend our precious time given by God on earth … before we enter eternity …
Can you hear that sound? It is the sands of time, the splash of the waterfall ride … listen and live.
NEXT TIME: WHEN CHRISTIANS ERODE