Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.
My wife and I paid a visit to Kirkcaldy Garden Centre today, we were needing a new peanut feeder for our garden bird table. It is still strange in these later days of the Covid virus to visit public spaces, and seeing very little people. Even the Orchard Cafe in the garden centre was quiet, where we enjoyed a lovely brunch. Even if we spend nothing we enjoy admiring the plants on display, especially those in bloom like the Dahlia in today’s photograph. Can you see the wee hover wasp on the flower?
As I gazed in awe at the beauty of the blooms I was reminded how fleeting our life is on earth. Yet in our short life God watches over us; “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.” (Job 34:21). As His children we are here for a short time, according to our verse from Psalm 39 “a mere breath” compared to Eternity. With our time being so short we must use it wisely, not wasting it on frivolity, after all we will give account for it to the Master some day.
Dear reader, in this life we like flowers bloom only for a short season. Like the Dahlia we bring life and hope before our Autumn season, let us bloom with His love while we can.