A Devotion May Be Someone's Only Bible

View Blog Entry


What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  James 4:14 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Just yesterday, they were in the land of the living, but someone took them all away.

As the years pass and the end of our journey draws near, we recall those dreams of yesterday. If we could capture them, we would keep them forever.

We knew many people who walked this earth once, and it seems like yesterday they were here with us. Now, they’re gone—the great and the small, the kings and the poorest of people.  

Life is like a puff of smoke or a mist that vanishes quickly. We wish we could stop time, but it’s not possible, no matter how hard we try. I wish I could tell you about yesterday, but you probably wouldn’t listen. We live like we will be forever in this place, but we will cast a glance at our life and grasp it ever tightly as it slips away.

Then a day we thought was still far away comes. Someone comes for us too. And we will only be remembered until yesterday is gone—when even those with memories of us are taken away too.

God cries for us to hear His voice … to remember the path He has shown us. He wants us to seek the narrow gate and not rebel against Him. He wants to show us what is true. We don’t really pass away, but are in a moment taken away.

The day my eyes grow dim and my breathing ends, be assured that Someone came and took me away. It was the King of Kings who left His throne to suffer and die in my place, and it seems like just yesterday that He said He would come back for me.

Are you ready for God to come and take you away?

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

(For more devotions, visit Christian Devotions.)

Share This Blog:

Rich Vega

Rich Vega lives in the California mountains with his wife, where they have raised five kids. He enjoys a competitive game of racquetball and ponders many things. He hopes through his writings that the Lord will encourage His sheep, that He will convict those coming from another fold who will become His sheep, and that the rest will see there is a God in heaven who will receive all the glory.