Like a Flower in the Field

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” Psalm 103:13-18

We are dust. We are like the grass that is here today and gone tomorrow. A flower blooms for such a short time and then it too is gone. That is what man is like. The older I get, the more I recognize that life, even if lived to a ripe old age, seems very short. And if that were all there is to life, here today, and gone tomorrow, and then nothingness, that would be most depressing.

But it isn’t! It isn’t, because there is so much more to the story. From everlasting to everlasting, we can be embraced by His love. That means living life forever. The residence may change, but the life lives on. We are eternal beings; we have the everlasting breath of God in us. We live. The physical body may die, but the real life in us lives on.

So, we have the opportunity to choose. How do we want to spend our everlasting? Do we want to be embraced and sheltered and walk in his love for eternity? Or do we walk away and choose the path apart from Him?

There is still time, today is the day of salvation.

Lord, I choose You.

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