Life Is A Vapor

Mountain Fog (Fall)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. – James 4:14

A story is told about a lady who got on a train. When she got on, she worked a while with the window shade to get it right. Next, she worked with her luggage to get it positioned just right. She proceeded to work with her hat and get it placed as to not get it crushed. She got out her mirror and worked on her hair to fix it so that there was not a hair out of place.

About the time she got everything all fixed up, the conductor called out her station. The lady said, “If I would have known the trip would have been so short I would not have fussed over so many details!”

Folks, life is a short trip. There are so many frivolous things that can take all of our time and deplete our energy. We have many obligations and we must take care of them, but we need to enjoy the ride as well. Open the shades and survey the beauty. You’ll see it in the eyes of a child when you do something special for them. You will witness it in the smile of the elderly when you take time for them. Pack a lunch and enjoy the Autumn scenery with your family at a state park you’ve never been to. Take your spouse on a date. Meet a friend for a cup of coffee. Visit a lonely neighbor. Things don’t matter as much as people do. Invest in a life. Spend time with your maker. Get things right with Him and others. Be ready for the final destination – yes, but enjoy the trip.

That’s my random thoughts for today. This is Tuesday so we trust we will get to see you at Bible Study. Life is too short to miss church. It starts at 7:30 with pre-service prayer beginning at 7:00. See  you tonight!


P.S. – Don’t fuss over details that won’t really matter in the end. A wise man once taught me to “choose your battles.”



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