It’s ultimate purpose was to, one day, remind me just how fleeting time is.
The blue gingham design on the edges immediately seemed as fresh in my memory as the white bread on my sandwich. The cartoon gal holding her parasol was as happy as she had been so many years prior. I remembered the little blue bird watching her as she walked to the perfect picnic destination.
Realizing that I was actually old enough to have possessed an item that is now considered an antique was quite humbling. What was even more humbling was browsing the store and finding Barbies and a Howdy Doody doll that also represented my childhood.
Antique stores serve a purpose far beyond preserving the old and cherished. They force us to remember that we have ventured through life with only a breath.
“Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.”- Psalm 144:3-4
This piece of God’s precious word cries out to us. It becomes cliche to hear “live life to the fullest”…”live everyday like it is your last”. But to hear it implied from the holy lips of our Creator…
As I write this devotion I am sitting in the dentist office as my daughter gets her shiny whites even whiter. My fleeting morning that has already contained events of, what I would consider, a full day, finally gets to breathe as I am forced to just wait. Background music playing? Why, yes. Tim McGraw sings “Live Like You Were Dying”. How fitting.
This day is a fleeting shadow. What does our Savior want you to do with it?