A vision in a dream

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, primitive faces gazing up towards me.

Then they were new-born babies, children, teens; adults, middle-aged, then old, then skulls.

Then they were gone; and all I saw was darkness. The vision in the dream was over, and I woke.

It left me stunned, for this might be how we appear to you, Lord, to whom a thousand years pass like a day.

How short, our days of constant change! How inescapable, our swift advance to death!

Teach us, dear Lord, the brevity of time,
So we may grow in wisdom,
Experiencing each moment to the full,
And staying close to you at every step –
No matter what life brings.

References

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).

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