Seeing Beyond

As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. – Psalm 103:15-16

The common adage rings true that “Life is short!” The Bible tells us the same thing. And it is wise to listen to it. Sometimes we get so caught up with what we have here and now. We get so content and fulfilled by what our human capacity achieved in this earthly life that we forgot that bigger picture and the world beyond. We see famous and rich people sink in depression. We hear of wealthy and successful people kill their own life. Truly, richess can never give happiness and peace and it can never bring us long life that we desire. While God wants us to enjoy our life here on earth, He also would like us to enjoy it with the sense of what is ahead of us. We should live our short life with the consciousness of the next life —- eternity. This is why the Psalmist says in Psalm 39:4-5, that we are just fleeting and men are like breath! There is wisdom in this. He asked God to teach him the measure of his days. If we live by this awareness, we live wisely. We spend our time with care. We devote our efforts on things that matter. We put God first because we know that our life is a mere breath and without God we could never live it meaningfully. We can never control the time to die. Our life is a gift and death is not in our control. We do things and accomplish things to cover up a sense of control in our life but deep inside we all know we live our day to day with no assurance of what will the day bring us. But when we live in the shelter of the Most High we will surely abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1). Regardless the shortness of life, we are assured of His protection, grace, provision, and strength! Live your life by seeing what is beyond. Living in light of eternity gives us a godly perspective of it.

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

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