“I will meditate on the glorious splendor of your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.” Psalm 145:5
Nature in all its beauty is so spectacular this spring. We live in southern British Columbia and I don’t remember when the new growth on the trees and grass has been so lush. The flowers are blooming in magnificent splendor. The birds are singing with all their might as they make their nests and tend to their babies. It is breath taking!
One of the birds that make their home on our property is the Kill Deer. We find their nests beside the driveway, in the shavings in the riding arena and on piles of rocks. God has given them such a perfect camouflage that unless you stop and take time to look really hard, you will not see them, their nests or their eggs. They blend in perfectly with their surroundings. They are absolutely amazing.
God is so good at camouflage. I am not so good at it. At my age, my body has a mind of its own so I try to disguise the effects of aging. I always wear jackets or at least elbow length sleeves. I wear straight cut blouses and capri pants in warmer weather–can’t wear shorts any more. But as you know, we can give the illusion of being younger than we are, but when we take our clothes off—we are faced with the truth.
Aging is part of the cycle of life, part of the mystery of God. I recall so clearly sitting in the hospital lobby with my sisters right after my father passed away. While we sat there in the lobby waiting for my brother, several mothers walked out of the hospital with their new babies. One generation leaves and the next generation is born. Life passes so quickly. Psalm 90:12 tells us, “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
You see, the aging process is part of God’s wondrous creation, a constant reminder that this world is not our home. We are just passing through. We need to ensure that we are ready to meet our Creator at any time. Are you ready? If you would die tonight, do you know for sure you would go to heaven?
Father, you are an awesome God. You alone deserve to be praised and worshiped. Help us to face the fact that soon we will be meeting you face to face. This world is not our home. Lord Jesus, we want to know you more. Amen.