Your life is a whisper
It is a mist,
Your lungs take in the breath of God
And no matter how much time you are given
Your life is still
as fog that quickly dissipates
and swallows up
your existence in flesh
Your spirit is everlasting,
And so many are aimless
and unaware of the brevity
But we are reminded
in this moment
in so little time
to really live
– Susie Stewart
Humans are like a passing breath; their time on earth is like a shadow that passes over us during the day and soon is gone.
– Psalm 144:4 (VOICE)
…What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears.
– James 4:14 (PHILLIPS)
As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.”
– 1 Peter 1:24 (NLT)
We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.
– 1 Chronicles 29:15 (NLT)
He was mindful that they were human, frail and fleeting, like a wind that touches one’s skin for a moment, then vanishes.
– Psalm 78:39 (VOICE)
My days go by like a long shadow—stretched thin and disappearing…
– Psalm 102:11 (VOICE)
Photo by Gracie Oertli
above the ground
skimming the surface
never digging in
as opposed to
piercing the dirt
roots and shoot ever growing down and up
planted and solid
It’s a picture of how
the seed of God’s Word
is meant to be cultivated
Its effects powerful
causing you to flourish
Let the Seed of His Word
– Susie Stewart
…humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
– James 1:21 (NIV)
…In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
– James 1:21 (MSG)
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.
– Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
– Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT)
Photos taken by Susie Stewart
Did you miss it?
Did you miss seeing, hearing, tasting JOY?
It awakened your morning with the melodies of winged soloists, welcoming the day.
It warmed and soothed, darkness overcome with sun’s light.
It smiled with the shapes of clouds, billowy and Heaven-enticing.
It burst with the colors of the flowers of Spring, winking at your soul.
It sang melodically as water tumbled and refreshed and shimmered.
It soared above your head as a bird playfully danced with the wind.
Its delightful fear came over you when you heard the low rumble of thunder.
It rang out with the aspen leaves fluttering like musical bells.
It had the scent of earth, and green and flora.
And on and on…..
Creation’s joy. Our Creator’s joy. Our joy.
Did you miss it today?
Did you miss JOY?
– Susie Stewart