[CF Devotionals] 2015-07-08 - Brevity

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My husband and I took our son to his college orientation, where he is soon to move in as a transfer student. In any daylight travel, I am always enjoying and amazed by the beauty surrounding us every moment. Notwithstanding the spot we ended up trapped in traffic for almost an hour, I fully enjoyed so many beautiful majestic scenes along the way. I was trying to take a photo of one of the mountain scenes we were passing, and knew I needed the window open to avoid glare, and because the window had darker tint. I just upgraded to another phone, so I have no case on it, and it’s a little slippery to hold. Combining the facts of new phone, unfamiliarity with new camera features on it, and the fact it was a bit more slippery to hold with no case - I was hoping not to drop the phone. Our son said outloud, what I was thinking: “Mom, be careful you don’t drop the phone out the window!!” So then I thought to myself. “Great thinking son, maybe yell it a little louder, and I might actually drop it!” !”

Just like the 5-8 seconds I had to get that shot of the mountain, out the car window, our lives are really just a blip on a camera, in the greater scheme of things. Have you ever considered the brevity of life on Earth? Although our time in the flesh is brief, God’s promises and love for us are without end. I am so grateful for my loving and caring father in Heaven.

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” (Hebrews 8:12,13)

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)


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