Saturday, June 30, 2012

Our Days "Are Like Grass"

Dear Readers,

My parents and grandparents are gone. Most of my uncles on both my Dad and Mom’s sides are gone. Recently there are some former Amish persons with whom our family is involved that are gone. The majority of missing persons in my life were old when they passed on, but recently a number of young persons are gone in a split second, mostly due to accidents.

I’ll also soon be gone, as will my wife and son. As a matter of fact, you too soon will be gone. Psalm 103:16-18 (KJV) says our days “are like grass”:

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,

To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

Doesn’t it cause you to want every moment to count? Doesn’t it make you pause to think about the great mercy the Lord has for us when we turn to Him?

See you next time,


Joanne Sher said...

Praying for Rachel and her family - and for you two. Life is so delicate and precious - so glad we know what's on the other side. said...

Thanks for your prayers. They mean so much! I didn't mention Rachel and her brother directly, but it's what spurred this post. I'm looking forward to meeting Rachel's mother tomorrow at the funeral. I wish I had known her Dad. He was an Amish preacher and was highly regarded by people young and old. He died about 6 years ago in a buggy accident.