I recently heard someone tell of their observations of life. They observed that life appears to go by as quickly as your age. For instance, when you are 10 years old, you seem to be travelling through life at 10 miles an hour. But, when you are 45 years old, life seems to be going by at 45 miles an hour. When one reaches the 70’s, surely they are over the speed limit. This observation has certainly been true of my experience in life. Each year seems to be going by faster and faster.
It gets me thinking about my end. How soon it is coming? With each passing day, it draws closer and closer.
Jesus told a parable about the man whose life came to a quick end. He had thought that life consisted of his possessions. He built barns and bigger barns to store his grain. Then, he planned to take his ease by eating, drinking and merry making in his retirement. Little did he know that his end came before he could enjoy his wealth. God said to him, “You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?” Jesus then comments, “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:13-21).
As you travel through this life faster and faster, are your storing up treasure for yourself? Or, are you becoming rich toward God?