“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. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”
Psalms 39:4-7 NLT
This is my dad. Wasn’t he a handsome young man? 🙂
I was constantly told that I smile like him, and that’s one compliment I’m always grateful to receive.
His smile could light up any room, and bring the best out of anyone. It beamed with genuine joy and love, and your frown had no place to stay if he was in your presence. He was quick to flash his pearly whites to any camera that was aimed in his direction…and even a few that weren’t! 😉
He now spends his days in Heaven, where I know his countenance reflects the happiness and peace that comes with praising Our Mighty Lord. I sometimes cry when I think of this, but not out of sadness or disappointment. I shed tears over the goodness of God and the certainty of our reunion in Eternity. I smile because as much as my daughter looks like her father, she has my smile. The smile of her Grandpa John.
ARE YOU SMILING?!! 🙂 🙂
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