Life is Short
Text: Psalm 103:15-18
We’ve heard the saying all our lives, “Life is short.” Is it really? I feel sometimes that my days are extra long and exhausting. Days when my kids won’t give me the tiniest of breaks. Days when the chores seem to consume my thoughts and my time. Days when ministry drains every fiber of grace I can muster. But as I look back over the years that I call my life, I realize that as a child, I felt I would never grow up or that it couldn’t come soon enough. When I entered college, the years began to speed up. And now, here I am feeling as if I just reached the age when I had my first child and yet, he’s counting the days until his ninth birthday.
What happened to that time? Why do my past sins and regrets still rear their ugly head if so many years have gone by? A thousand years is as one day and one day as a thousand years to our Lord according to 2 Peter 3:8. We can’t comprehend the time that God created and I don’t think he ever intended us to. The length of our lives is a short skip in time when compared to eternity. As our passage points out today, the days of our lives are like a flower of the field that flourishes and is then gone. But the love of our Lord is “from everlasting to everlasting.”
I can’t wait until the day when that piece of scripture finally makes sense to my earthly mind. Hold tight to the promises of our Lord. He has promised to one day take all our pain, all our tears and wipe it away. Our sins have already been forgotten by our perfect Father. So let go of your regret, let go of the sin that haunts you and trust that our God has thrown it as far as east is from west!