Life Measured by the Width of Your Hand
I was reading Psalm 39:4-5 the other day and was taken by what David said: “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you at best each of us is but a breath.” This made me think about how my life has passed so quickly and how quickly time has passed before my eyes. It is really true that time seems to pass in the blink of an eye. I remember when I was young, I always thought that I wanted to be older, when I was thirteen I wanted to be sixteen, when I was sixteen I wanted to be eighteen and when I was eighteen I wanted to be twenty one. Life moved more slowly then.
“Hear my prayer, O, LORD! Listen to my cries for help! Don’t ignore my tears for I am your guest – a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me. Leave me alone so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.” Psalm 39:12-13 David really said a lot with this statement. Maybe David was reflecting on his life and how it had drifted away from him so quickly. But one thing David knew was that GOD was in control of all of it. David said “We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so LORD, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You.” In Philippians 3 verse 20 we read “But our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly wait a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ”. As we travel through this life that is measured by the width of our hand we should put our hope, trust and faith in the LORD. Only He understands our needs and desires. And He will be there to welcome us home when we finish our travels. C,RJ