When I was young I wished to be older,
now that I am old I wish to be younger.
Life taken for granted is wished away,
until their is no longer room for today.
Ice floating on a lake is a metaphor for human existence “here today, gone tomorrow.” Psalm 103 reminds us of of this truth concerning life so that we might dwell upon what is truly important.
For he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, Psalm 103:14-17
Thank goodness the Lord’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. That love anchors each day no matter what comes. It is the living water for our dry days. It is the sun breaking through on our cloudy days. It is what gives us hope when all seems hopeless. The love of God is the most important thing for each day of my life. It will triumph over my yesterday, provide joy for today, and be my hope forever, even though I am melting away.
His love is given to us in Jesus Christ that who ever believes in Him will be saved and live in His love forever (John 3:16-17)