Happy Birthday to me! I am now 57 years young. It got me thinking on my own mortality and what I could have done with my life. The following verse from God's word came to mind:
"The grass withers and the flowers fall,
because the breath of the LORD blows on them.
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.”
"How true." I thought. "Where in the world have the years gone?" But the Lord, is full of grace, isn't He? "Surely the people are like grass...But the word of our God endures forever."
And a wonderful Word he has given us. In this world where you can not count on tomorrow, God's Word stands firm and eternal. His Word is His bond. He has promised that he will always be there..even to the end of the world. He was there in the beginning, he will be there in the end as well. Not only will He be with us, He will never leave us alone...ever. Once we have come to Him as little children, we are His. Period.
So even though our lives may be short, we can have this confidence. Not in our wisdom. Not in what we can accomplish or not accomplish. We have confidence in the Lord. None other.
This is the good news that He has brought us. Remember this during this CHRISTmas season and whenever your birthday assaults you.