Here we are at the last day of the eleventh month. In just a little over four weeks (Lord willing) another calendar year will have come and gone. Two thousand and three, where has it gone?
This seemingly rapid passing of time should not surprise any. For in Godís word we read, "...what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (Jas. 4:14). Truly it is here today, gone tomorrow.
Long ago, the Psalmist declared "My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass" (Psa. 102:11). Similarly it is written, "For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding" (1 Chron. 29:15). Life is quickly declining, fading, and passing away.
What really matters is whether or not we are prepared for life after death. The Hebrew writer taught that "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Heb. 9:27). At the judgment many will be sentenced to eternal damnation in a devilís hell. Others (the faithful) will finally reach that heavenly home. "Time" as we know it will literally be gone. Where will you be?