I Peter 1
Key Verse: Verse 24 “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:”
Key Words: and the flower thereof falleth away
The Middle East has a number of flowers, some of which are the anemone; it is a perennial plant growing mostly by the sea and waterways. They also have in abundance poppies and tulips, just to name a few. But no matter what the flowers may be, it is inevitable that the flowers will eventually fade away.
So it is in our lives, we only have a short time to be productive and then we “fade away.” So what we do with our time of “blooming” is important.
When Mickey Mantle was sixty-one, he was approached by an autograph-seeking middle-aged man and his little boy. The man had tears in his eyes when he said, “Son, it took me thirty years to get here to shake this man’s hand. This is the greatest baseball player who ever lived.”
The little boy looked at Mantle then turned back to his dad and said, “Daddy, that is an old man.”
The heroes of yesterday have aged, and their mortality reminds us that age and change occur more rapidly than we think or desire. You have only a short period of time to “bloom,” so use your time wisely.
What to do:
✞ When you see, hear, or even smell a flower, remember our time is short, so use your time wisely.
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