“The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:7-8 ESV)
Our days in this fallen world are few in number. From an eternal perspective, we are here today and gone tomorrow. Our existence is fleeting. The more we realize that and the more we grasp the eternal, unchanging nature of God and his purposes, the more aware we become of just how small we are. We realize the importance of each day. It’s easy to be distracted by the concerns of this world. When we remember that we are finite, we look for ways to invest our time and energy into what really matters.