Monday, January 4, 2010


What are you doing with your hyphen?

We had a substitute Sunday school teacher a couple of weeks ago. During the course of his lesson he mentioned visiting Patrick Henry's burial site and seeing his dates of birth and death, separated by a hyphen. He went on to talk about how that hyphen is what our lives are, that space between when we are born and when we die, however long.

Then this Sunday one of the passages our pastor used in his message was James 4:14 "
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away."

A vapor. That's it. It's significant and yet it isn't. Think of the impact it can be though.

So now I'm thinking a lot about my hyphen.


Mari said...

I've heard that message before and it doesn't hurt to hear it again. I don't want to waste my hyphen!

Lora said...

Good thoughts, Kayren!

Betsy said...

That 'vapor' part always gets me. Here...and gone...

Angela said...

This life is our proving grounds though. How do we face the challanges of day to day life? How do we use our talents while here on the earth? How do we treat others? This is our time to prepare for eternity. It may be just a hyphen but it is of such importance.

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