“… Each man’s life is but a breath.”
In preparation for a study on Heaven, I’m reading Randy Alcorn’s book “Heaven”. In the introduction, he gives a wonderful example of what it means to have our life but a breath. “Picture a single breath escaping your mouth on a cold day and dissipating into the air. Such is the brevity of life here.” I live where the temperatures are typically 60 and above, therefore, I’m really stretching my imagination. 🙂
I tend to think this life will last forever, yet I know that’s not true. What in my life would change if I truly believed the concept and understood the depth of meaning which says my life here is but a breath; simply a moment in time?
Great question to ponder. How about you?
- What in your life would change?
Would love to hear your thoughts – please leave a comment.
“Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath.” Psalm 39:4–5