James 4:14 – “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”
As a TV show host, I am privileged to hunt a lot, often from September to February. While season is underway, it seems to go on and on, almost without end. Then suddenly, it’s over, leaving me amazed how brief the season seems looking back. As I get older, I am increasingly seeing life the same way – incredibly brief!
Two days ago, this was driven home to me in the most profound way when I lost my beloved brother, Flynn, to cancer. As our family gathered to see him Home to be with his Savior Jesus, the common theme was “so little time, so much undone.” Words like “I wish I had spent more time with him” and “if only I had told him more often I loved him” reflected the realization of the precious value of time and the briefness of life.
God was gracious to my family. He allowed us two “good” days with Flynn to tell him the things we should have said all through the years. Still, there were regrets about what we didn’t get to do together. I came away with the words of James echoing in my head, “You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” Life is short. Live and love and let your love be known!
Posted by David Morris