Prayer

A vision in a dream

For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4; NLT).

“How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!” (Job 14:1; NLT).

Teach us to realise the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom (Psalm 90:11; NLT).

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10; NLT).

Come close to God, and God will come close to you (James 4:8; NLT).

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NKJV).

Lord,
Last night
I had a vision,
In a dream.

I was looking down
Into a pool of darkness,
At a seething mass of cells,
Growing at breakneck speed.

And as I watched,
They developed into embryos,
Their primitive faces gazing up
Towards me.

Then they were new-born babies,
Toddlers, children, teens,
Young adults, middle-aged, then old –
Then empty skulls.

Then they were gone.
And all I saw
Was darkness,
Once again.

The vision
In the dream
Was over,
And I woke.

It left me stunned,
For this might be how we appear to you –
The One to whom a thousand years
Pass like a few night hours.

How short
Our days of
 constant change!
How inescapable
Our swift advance t
o death!

Please teach us, Lord,
To understand the brevity of life,
So we may grow in wisdom,
Experiencing each moment to the full,
And staying close to you at every step –
No matter what it brings.

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