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).
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
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
In the dream
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.
Our days of constant change!
Our swift advance to 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.