Such Is Our Life

Tuesday, September 5, 2006   4:00 a.m.

Dear Diary,

My mother uses to say, “Only one life to live will soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.”  How true!  Early one morning while it was still dark, Amy Carmichael laid in her bed listening to the noise of clog shoes clanging on the cobblestones outside her bedroom window. People were rushing to and fro to get to work.  That was in the 1800’s.  What happened to all those people who lived in Amy’s day that were so busy with their lives, their work, and their families?  They all died.  A hundred years has passed, and who remembers them?  They have become a faded memory.  Such is our life.  Things are not much different today.  People are still rushing to and fro in a hurry to get to their jobs, their families, and here and there.  But what does it all really matter?  Who will remember us a hundred years from now?  James 4:14 says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”  Such is our life.  It will all come to not; it is all vanity except for what has been done for Christ.  Only that will matter in the light of eternity.

Thought for Today:  “Nothing matters but that which is eternal” (Amy Carmichael).

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