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.
James 4:14 (NASB)
“Man, who is born of woman,
Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
“Like a flower he comes forth and withers.
He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
Job 14:1-2 (NASB)
In the early 1970s I was just a wee lad and my entire world was the streets and countryside around Dundonald, a Fife mining village. Coal was still king, as often seen by the many tendrils of smoke twisting their way heavenward each morning and evening. A few doors away was a football ground which had banks around the pitch for spectators made of coal shingle from the pit. This black aggregate was warm in the summer months and sprouted many wild flowers, amongst which was hundreds of Dandelions. I remember the gentle pleasure of blowing the flower heads and watching the seed heads drifting into the blue sky, and being chastised by the groundsman if he caught me spreading their seeds. It was this distant past that I remembered as I was reading our verse from Job 14 : 1-2 this morning.
In my meditation I saw myself as a Dandelion sprouting on the warm ground, growing and reaching heavenward. My life flowers for a short season on earth compared to the vast Eternity before me. When my summer days are done like the Dandelion I will surrender myself to the winds of time, trusting that the my written seeds of His Gospel will find rest in another soul. Who really knows how far the seeds of the Gospel will fly and, how many Heavenly flowers will flourish from them?
Dear reader, our life on this world is but a fleeting moment, a vapor on the waters of time. If you know and love Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you are going to Heaven someday. In the time you have before that glorious day share your Good News, spread your Gospel Seeds on the wind. But if you are not a believer in Jesus yet, and want to go to Heaven I recommend this video message for you today. Finally be encouraged and act now, time is short.