This post is a little sobering. I drafted it back at the beginning of the pandemic and set it aside. But, I’ve found myself thinking about life, and how fragile it is.
Life has always been fragile. It’s just more noticeable during a pandemic.
The truth is, none of us know how much time we have left in life. We tend to act like we’re going to live forever, but it really could end at any moment. And, it will someday.
In the Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren says, “Life is a temporary assignment.” He states …
The Bible is full of metaphors that teach about the brief, temporary, transient nature of life on earth. Life is described as a mist, a fast runner, a breath, and a wisp of smoke.
When I lost my right side, and then my speech, within seconds in a severe stroke, I wondered if it was the end (see My Stroke). It certainly could have been.
The fact that life is fragile could alarm us and make us afraid. But, it could also motivate us to be intentional about using our time well. Psalm 90.12 (CEV) says …
Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.
As we make our way through this global pandemic, we must press closer to God, love others, and make the most of each day that God blesses us with!