Daily Devotion

Daily Devotion

  • Psalm 103:15-22
    God's Call to a Deeper Life
    Nancy Taylor

    Psalm 103:15-22

    Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die . . . But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. – Psalm 103:15,17

    The days of each person’s life are brief. You grow up and flourish like a flower, beautiful and fruitful for a time, then the wind passes over and you are gone. Your days on earth are few when compared to eternity. Viewing your life from this perspective helps you not take yourself too seriously.
         But my love for you is forever, steadfast from everlasting to everlasting. Your great-great-grandchildren and generations beyond will enjoy my blessing. I will show them my righteousness and faithfulness, just as I have done for you.
         My throne is in the heavens, and my rule extends over all. The angels bless me and do my bidding, serving as ministers in my courts and in the world. Everything seen and unseen is in my dominion. So worship and praise me for my great power. Rejoice in my love and serve me with gladness all the days of your brief life.

    The frailty of human existence is sometimes cause for great pain, especially when we lose someone we love too soon, but it is also a mercy. God’s love is forever, and when we see how brief life is, it helps us see how great his love is in comparison. His love, and our life with him, lasts forever.