Early Friday morning, one of my sweet grandma’s breathed her last breath on this side of eternity.
As our family grieves the loss of a loved one, I’m reminded how very short our time here on earth really is.
Even if we live a good, full life as my grandmother did – our days are numbered.
And all our days put together are but the tiniest wink in all of eternity.
What am I living for? What are you?
It makes me see this week’s verse in a whole new light…
Week 6… Psalm 145:13
“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.”
God’s kingdom doesn’t have an end – so what am I living for today!? For when my kids are all out of diapers? or When my kids are all out of the house? or When we have a different job? or When we make more money? or When we finally (as Francis Chan says) retire?
That just sounds silly when we think about how long eternity really is… everlasting… never ending… can’t even begin to stretch our arms wide enough or draw a line long enough (which my handsome Isaiah attempted when I told him how long God’s kingdom will last).
But, what I love even more about verse thirteen, is that the last half gives proof of why we should live today for eternity with Him. Not only because He’s got the reins on forever and ever and ever, but because He is trustworthy! And He is faithful!
Trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does… forever!
Want to join me in putting this verse to heart? For those of you joining me in memorizing all of Psalm 145, there’s just one verse this week, so it may give you a good chance to catch up if you’re not as far as you would like. :) Keep on etching His Words in your heart… For the time we spend breathing in and out His Words, God will use for eternity!
How has God shown His faithfulness to you?
What are you living for?