Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The new plumbline.

So what two things do I see ?

1. The woman who took the photo (I remember it like it was yesterday)
2. The gold wedding band on my finger; it's not been there for some time now.

It strikes me that I look at everyday events (and everday things like a simple photo in this instance!) in a totally different way than how I used to.

For me, everything is now measured against a different standard; a new plumbline - measured against the inevitability of death, the reality of death, and the certainty that one day, maybe soon (I really don't know when), I will stand before my maker face-to-face.
It's not morose - it's simple truth that is totally inescapable.

In bible words, "The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone" (Ps 103:15-16)

It's very humbling but really good to think on, as it makes me want to make the most of the rest of my life, however 'long' or short it is....

Quite simply that means following Jesus in the small things and in the big things...each and every day. The next big thing is marrying the delightful Ellie x

Hope you like the photo!

1 comment:

  1. I was reminded in a preach on Easter Sunday that Christ did die and we mustn't forget that. We mustn't forget the pain and the suffering not only for him but for those around. He died and it was terrible. Easter Day is not a happy ending was the message. It is not a happy ending as we see happy endings. It doesn't mean we forget what happened on Good Friday but it's a different beginning. Of hope. And I concur - a new plumbline. He truly is glorious. Looking forward to your big day! love the DS's xx