We are but a Breath

Psalm 39:4-7

Our time on earth is brief, there is no manipulating time. 

We forget that, we do. David is reminding us not to. 

If we live with this reminder, our lives will look and feel very differently. ’Life is short’  should be a great motivation to not get stuck in petty arguments, to not be offended and easily hurt. 

The fleeting of time should encourage us to not withhold forgiveness,  to give mercy, and share the love of Jesus with all, for he has given us more than we can ever give back. 

’We are but a breath’ should nudge us to love more, enjoy life more, laugh more and overlook mistakes ever so often. 

The warning and the necessity of understanding the length of our days being short should make us people of joy and expectations. 

We should live a joyful life, not because everything in our life bring joy, but because we know that this life has an end and we must focus on what matters. 

We, also are people of expectation, we know that the fulfilment of the ultimate joy is near. We understand that this time on earth is but a blip compared to eternity. 

We live wisely, thoughtfully and joyfully, we live as travellers with eternity in our mind. 

( See Ecclesiastes 2:11, Job 14:1-2, 2 Peter 3:8