Saturday, July 31, 2010

Have you seen these people :

Mr Lim Eng Wai, Mary Loo Bee Geok, Lim Beng Mai, Kallyana Sundram s/o Somasundram, Tanm Low Bin, Major(Ret'd) Alan Lie Ie Hoat, Isabel D'costa, K.M.Rajagam, Lynette Chua Mui Pheng, Tong Foong Kai, Chua Yuet Foon, Madam Wong York Yeow, Chandu Sreedharan, Lim Polly, Mrs Pitchayan Valliammal,, Chelliah s/o Supramaniam, Veronica Goh Bee Neo, Alphonsus Cherry Quah, Ong Cheow Eng Terry, Lee Teck Seng, Raymond Lua Ek Chan, Madam Lau Ah Mei, Alice Kandiah, Augustine Seah Keng Hong, Mr Ong Chong Beng, Bibi Pal.

You can see their faces on THESUNDAYTIMES August 1, 2010 ,pages 33, 34 & 35, OBITUARIES.

Times flies , and we are already into the second half of 2010 !
We cannot redeem time that has passed, but we can certainly seize the day (read the previous post)by making the most of what is to come. Amidst our busyness, we are usually confronted with the brevity of life when a friend or loved one is terminally ill or when we attend funerals one too many .

"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered - how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand . My entire lifetime is just a moment to you ; at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it."- King David prayed in Psalm 39:4-6.

We lived on borrowed time. Each one of us has an expiry date. In fact, our time on earth is to fleeting, which will one day be gone, just like a vapor. In the Creator-God's perspective, one's entire life span is at best the width of his /her hand (measure your own hand and see ), and the difference between life on earth and life in eternity is just a breath away !

We busy ourselves with the pursuit of our career, wealth and life's other distractions such that often times we neglect LORD GOD and the key relationships in our lives, only to be disappointed by the futility of such pursuits at the end of our lives. Ultimately, life is not measured by how much wealth one has, but in the values that last.

The brevity of life ought to motivate us to live purposefully for LORD GOD.It si the length of day that count, but the depth of our life that matters to Him. It is not how many years we live on earth, but the impact we make in the lives of others that makes our lives significant.

Knowing that our days are numbered, we aim to live lives of significance and purpose. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." . Investing in the eternal things of LORD GOD will reap eternal rewards and true significance.

Seize the day , today. Rest In Peace. Awake from religious myth.

Myth defined :
2a: a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially ; one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society < seduced by the American myth of individualism Orde Coombs> No one dies alone.

2b: an unfounded or false notion.

1 comment:

Jean said...

you just listed my grandfather who passed away. i know you mean well, but please note the ethical issues concerning this.