“Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days.  Let me know how fleeting my life is.  You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before You.  Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath.  —Psalm 39:4-5

            A dear brother and friend, fellow worker and servant is going on 92 years of age.  Right up until 7 months ago he was very active in serving our Lord.  He loves the Lord and is looking forward to going home to be with the Him.  It is so refreshing talking with Him because I have not heard too many believers talk like he does when at the end of this life on earth.  But this is what walking with the Lord is all about—- to “run with endurance the race set out for us”.  Keeping “our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).  This brother is finishing well, keeping his eyes fixed on Jesus who began his faith walk and will finish his faith walk.  When his walk/race is completed he will be with Jesus in glory.

            Compared to eternity, what even is 92 years?  From the human standpoint 92 years is a long time and an age the majority of people today will not attain.  Compared to eternity even a life which seems long on this earth is only fleeting.  Life on earth from God’s perspective is a handbreadth—- “A linear measurement approximating the width of the palm of the hand, from 2.5 to 4 inches.”  Actually, in the context above even the longest life on earth is as nothing.  “Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath.”  May we be wise in living for our Lord.

            Yes, please “Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days.”  May I live those days running the “race” you have marked out for me and do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus!

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