Here today, gone tomorrow

Posted on November 10, 2014 · Posted in Worldview


For a few days each fall, God’s canvas is covered with warm shades of stunning beauty. Then one morning the brilliant leaves are no more. The forests are bleak once again.  

Don’t live for what will not last. Any relationship, any endeavor, any hope, any dream that does not find its joy in Christ will fall to the ground and be trampled upon. Only those things which are connected to the purpose and plan of God will endure.

Don’t live for what is dying.

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

John 2:17

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.