Do you ever have those moments when you’re reading a book and a few words just stick out and grab hold of your heart? Well, that happened last night as I was reading a short biography on a pastor.

What is man apart from the grace of God! How transitory is the longest life!

This isn’t the first time I’ve encountered a saying with the same thrust. We all realize the shortness of this life and the fact that without the grace of God we would be reduced to ashes, not even worthy of pity. Those words gripped me and I began meditating on that truth. And what a truth it is! May I be sobered up to the reality that soon my life will end . . . and only what I’ve done for Christ and His Kingdom will last unto eternity.


P.S. – The quote is by Iain Murray in Truth Endures.