Wherever you go there you are; and so is Jesus.
I woke up this past Monday with a song in my head that we sang on Sunday at our gathering of Jesus believers (aka church service).
The lyrics the Lord had going in my head was, “I am a flower quickly fading. Here today and gone tomorrow. A wave tossed in the ocean. A vapor in the wind.”
We all know this truth that people come and people go from this planet, just like the flowers – here today, gone tomorrow, which in some cases is only a few weeks.
Yet Isaiah contrasts the flower to the Word of God, which lives forever. Keep in mind that this is not only the written Word of God, but is Jesus as well (Rev. 19:13).
The Spirit was asking me, “Jesus is with you every step, but do you bring Him into your every step?” In other words, am I thinking and acting like I will last forever or do I bring the one who is from forever past to forever future into my present?
Will my choices as a flower (I love CA golden poppies) remain forever?
We can only live meaningful lives as we bring Jesus into every choice we make (see 1 Thess. 5:17). By doing so, we are living life each day, not existing to get through it. By doing so, we are using time to its fullest, not spending it wastefully.
Our thoughts, our words and our actions can leave positive eternal impressions on this planet, so long as we walk and talk with Jesus, who takes our existence and gives it eternal life.