Have you noticed yet, the older you become, the more quickly time seems to pass you by? In your youth, a year seems a sizable slice of forever, but as an ancient, it passes like a dream. For the moment it seems endless, but in the morning, when the senses are awakened, alas, ‘twas only a passing thought in the night. The Word of God asks, “For what is your life?,” and answers, “It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)”
To be sure, most approach the end of life with knowledge and experience gained along the way, and their treasure trove still seems new, exciting and sufficient, even for these waning years. But eventually, when our old stuff is applied to the challenges of life in this new and ever changing age, it seems diminished, along with our body’s ability to deliver. Our prime has passed; the sunset years have arrived, and all of time is short. My point? You don’t have much time here, make it count.
Perhaps you have wondered, “Is this all there is?” “Is there nothing left when my heart grows too tired to continue, when my next breath seems to be approaching my last?” The Biblical answer is that all is not lost even in death, IF you are prepared. You see, “…the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7) As living souls, at the end of life as we know it, there will be life as we have not known it. God promises a resurrection of the just and of the unjust. The just will be raised to live in His eternal presence and the unjust to eternal damnation, as a result of sin. God is holy and requires holiness of His creatures, but since we have all sinned and separated ourselves from God, He had to devise a plan whereby He might justify (declare righteous), the unjust: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).” “…as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12).