How would the world be different if you or I were not here? How would our family be different? How would our neighborhood be different? How would our workplace be different?
David, contemplates that idea at the end of Psalm 30:
9"What will you gain if I die, if I sink down into the grave? Can my dust praise you from the grave? Can it tell the world of your faithfulness? 10Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD." 11You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, 12that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!
We see from this passionate plea that losing David meant losing one who lived to praise God, tell of His faithfulness, dance joyfully, sing praises, and give thanks forever. Aren't those the things we should be about on this short little ride on earth? Wouldn't it be great to leave a legacy like that one day when our days are done?
There are days that I catch myself complaining more than thanking, moping around more than joyfully dancing, living timidly rather than singing His praises and engaging in meaningless chatter rather than telling of His faithfulness. Let's remember today that this life is described as a vapor and then it's gone. Every moment counts!