The Lightning Bolt of Life

Scientists tell us that lightning flashes around the world some 6,000 times per minute. Like a bolt of lightning, we are shot through this world in a flash and then gone forever.

Our lives are “a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). The days of our years are “soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10). We are as “a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again” (Psalm 78:39).

Away, away, away! We are here today and gone the next; never to pass through this life again. We only get one life to count for God. This is it. We will not get another.

Away then with regret – wishing you were someone else, someplace else, doing something else. If you are doing what God wants you to do, “do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Give who you are, where you have been and what is left of your life to that which never dies (I Peter 4:2, I John 2:15-17). You do not have to consume away and die for want of instruction (Proverbs 5:23). Listen up and take note.

Someone has said, “Life is like a coin, you can spend it any which way you wish. But, you can only spend it once.” Life is short. How are you spending the coin of your life?

Life is filled with storms. And, we know that lightning flashes brightest during the darkest storm. How bright will the flash of your life be?

–Tim Cruse

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