April 20

Time, the stuff of life

“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14).
“We are . . . sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding” (1 Chron. 29:15).

God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
—Jeremy Taylor.

“Time is the stuff of life”—
Then spend not thy days while they last
In dreams of an idle future,
Regrets for a vanished past.
—W. E. H. Lecky.

Feel your pulse—it beats—what does it declare? That your time is going; for at every stroke it has one less to give. Look, therefore, on time as ever coming nearer to its end, and spend its golden moments as in your dying day you will wish to have spent them.

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