But it is true nonetheless. The sand is running through the hour-glass. The clock is ticking. Moment by moment, minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year – your life is coming to an end here on earth. Imagine a car driving towards a cliff if you want to really freak yourself out first thing in the morning. It won’t be long before someone hears you say, “So loooooong world.”
It is a sign of wisdom to view your life in limited terms rather than an endless quantity. Reflecting on the brevity of life can serve as motivation to make sure that you live your life before it is too late.
May I mention part of the Christian story in this context?
This world is not the way it was supposed to be. God’s good world has been broken and messed-up by God’s misguided creatures. Angelic and human freedom had a great price. As a result, we are now dealing with death and decay.
Jesus came to fix the world and to make the wrongs right. He started with humanity’s broken relationship with their Creator. This is to say that He died for our sins. But His resurrection proves that He is able to restore creation to its original form. Jesus is able to deal with death. Christians look forward to a new heaven and a new earth.
But while you are on this less-than-perfect planet there are things for you to be and do. So if you have been wondering when you should get around to pursuing God’s purpose for your life…now, is the time.