Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; in that very day, his thoughts perish. – Psalms 146:3-4
A few years ago, the world was once again reminded of the fleeting nature of this earthly life. A very popular wildlife conservationist, Steve Irwin, died when a stingray barb pierced his heart. It was a freak accident and an odd way to die. Those who may have followed Irwin’s work were certainly crestfallen and while Irwin’s work continued through his wife and children, his part in it did not. In some ways, the “Crocodile Hunter’s” plans died with him in the ocean depths.
Every day, we read of lives cut short by tragedy, of dreams unfulfilled, of some unfortunate circumstance that has befallen the unsuspecting. The only way we may be assured that our plans will ever exceed our lifetime is for God’s plans to become ours. God’s plans never die because He is eternal.
So, what do you plan to do today that has “forever” written on it?
For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step. – Thomas a` Kempis