The brevity of life is like vapour – it just vanishes
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March 15, 2024
The brevity of life is like vapour – it just vanishes

EDITOR: Life is but vapour, that vanishes away. We are here today and gone tomorrow. We read on social media and hear about persons we are acquainted with suddenly passing away. When it happens we are a shocked.

It reminds us of how fragile life can be. We must never take life and others around us for granted. Let us not wait until they are gone to speak glowingly about them. Often times at funerals we would hear many good tributes about the person who is being buried, while in the person’s life-time they were taken for granted.

Oh if the many good things said about the person who is dead were expressed in the person’s life it would have been so wonderful and appreciated.

We are also encouraged by these sudden deaths to make it right with God. Far too often we hear preachers give motivational sermons, but with very little towards preparation for death. We seldom hear sermons that address the need to repent and live close to God. But these sudden deaths tell us that we must always be prepared and also teaches the importance of living good with one another, including our neighbours and workers.

We are told in Hebrews 9:27 that it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this comes the judgment.

So we do not know when our appointment will come. I urge us to put aside the hatred and all evil practice and let us love one another, repent of our sins and make that preparation for death. It is time we also stop this pulling down, but instead lift up one another. Let us not take each other for granted. Let us appreciate one another and do what we can today, because life is very fragile.

May God help us to be conscious of the brevity of life and live together as if it was our last.

Kennard King