(Thanks to Kevin, as always, for the inspiration!)

This week at church saw the start of a new message series entitled “Resonate.” The series seeks to answer how we are to live our lives in such a way as to leave a lasting impact on the world in which we live.

Quite appropriately, Kevin kicked off the series by calling attention to the 30,000-pound elephant in the room. This elephant, of course, is the stark realization that all of us, without exception, have the prospect of death looming powerfully and ominously on the horizons of our lives. Try as we might, we cannot escape or otherwise elude this fate; we are mortal, and our days are numbered. In the face of this reality, the psalmist’s words are still poignant thousands of years later:

“Please, LORD, show me my future. Will I soon be gone? You made my life short, so brief that the time means nothing to you. Human life is but a breath, and it disappears like a shadow. Our struggles are senseless; we store up more and more, without ever knowing who will get it all.” (Psalm 39:4-6 CEV).

I found today’s conversation particularly meaningful for several reasons. First, as part of More >