Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Bible Says Life is But a Vapor....

"The wind is blowing forward, forward and forward.  Out of this day, into the next, out of this week, into the following one, and from this year into another.  Try as we might to hold onto the sycamores, and whatever familiar landscapes surround us, gradually we lose our grip and are swept forward into a river of tomorrows."
                                                                                                          -----Herb Benham, The Bakersfield Californian

The Bible says that life is but a vapor...

Today is my birthday. Born on June 26, 1947, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Hollywood, California. It's not a particularly happy day.  With Robby's death and all of the emotion that has preceded today,  I don't have much room in my heart for celebration.  Life does go on, people will continue to go about their daily lives.  Babies will be born and others will pass - continuing the circle of life.

The Bible says that life is but a vapor...  

I look back over my life and think I've done so little with the talents I have been given and it makes me sad. The last ten years have gone by so quickly that, if I survive ten more years, the time will be here before I realize it.    But my life is not yet over, and I have the gift of time to make someone happier, make someone laugh, ease someones pain.  It's within me to do these things.  I can begin to paint again, enjoy the things I used to love doing with my hands.  I want to put my toes in the sand, listen to the ocean, plant flowers, enjoy the smell of the earth while getting my hands dirty in the garden soil, listen to music, watch my grandchildren and great-grand children grow and mature.

The Bible says that life is but a vapor...

The time I have remaining to me - to enjoy or to dread - the choice is mine.

"...whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.."    James 4:14


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

happy birthday honey!

hugs, bee

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Gracie,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪