Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Thousand Years Like Yesterday

Just recently, my dad’s truck was washed away in a flooded river. Thankfully, Dad got out safely and the truck was headed for the scrap yard within a few months anyway, so it wasn’t a big loss.

Today, while doing memory verses, I came across an interesting passage.

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For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.” (Psalm 90:4-5)

After seeing that flooded river, this verse (verse five) especially jumped out at me. A thousand years…that’s a long time! Longer than most of us live! Methuselah got close at 969, but he didn’t quite get there!

That gets me thinking. Even if we did have that long to live, our lives would be pointless without Jesus. Man’s lifespan these days is very short—if you reach 100, you’re fortunate. With those 100 years, with Jesus, you could do a lot—if you choose to. It all depends on what we choose to do—how we choose to spend our precious few years here on earth. There are so many things we do that are pointless. They might be fun to do, but are the things you’re doing drawing people to the Lord? No matter what we do, we must consider this question: Is this something that will last for eternity, or is it just something that will be remembered in the present?

What’s one thing you’re doing that will last for eternity?

Keep shining!
- Esther


  1. Oh wow! I just realized this was on JOJ not Joyful Maiden :o ;)really like this post though
    your old chum,
    tiff ;)

  2. Thanks, Tiffy. This came to me while I was doing school, and the rough draft was written in about 15 min. I like posts like that! :)


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