Life is fleeting. Passing quickly. We have heard that idea all our lives but certainly, the more years that pass, the more we appreciate just how quickly they do so. As well, life is uncertain. Something else we know in our heads, but often do not appreciate in our hearts until tragedy happens – an unexpected death or death of a child – and we are reminded just how fragile life is. Kobe Bryant’s daughter was the same age as my sweet Tyler when he died. Not only does my heart hurt for her mother, and her family, but my own grief has been stirred and rekindled.
When this happens, I have to remember and rehearse the promises that were true, and that supported me, in the months after Tyler’s death. They are still true. Still able to comfort. To instruct and to encourage me. I am forever grateful for mercies that are new every morning. Not only freshly given but unique and purposeful for whatever each day might hold.
Life is fleeting. Life is fragile. But – just as true – life is purpose-filled. A life need not be long (what even defines long?) or include a certain amount of years in order to have an impact, significance or to fulfill its purpose. Of this I am sure! Tyler’s thirteen years impacted many. In the same way, I pray God will continue to use my days – however long or short they might be – for His purpose and design.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
These are some five-minute thoughts coming from today’s prompt as well as recent current events.