Words from the Heart for Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them? For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.
Psalm 144:3-4 (NLT)
Breath of Air
According to a new study released this past April, Montreal recorded carbon monoxide concentrations in its air of 50% less than expected levels during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, as lockdown-like measures had most Canadians spending more time at home and less time driving. The study out of Concordia University, which was published in a recent edition of Science of the Total Environment, shows that Canada shared in the global trend of declining greenhouse gas emissions during 2020.
During the pandemic people have commented that days seem long, but weeks seem to fly by. It’s an interesting experience. Time is flying by, it seems. There are many who have commented lately that time does seem to be speeding up these days. If nothing else, we realize that life is short. And as much as atheists try to persuade us that when we die that’s it, human beings are the only species who ponder eternity. We do so because God has set eternity in the human heart, to quote Ecclesiastes 3:11. In light of eternity, our time here on earth seems ever briefer. King David understood this and writes in Psalm 144:3-4: “O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them? For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.” There is no hope if this life is all there is. The implication here in what David says is that the God who created us has us on His mind. He is preparing us for eternity. There is only one way to be sure of eternal life – put your faith in Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.