Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vapor Man!

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:14

Vapor Man describes us all. Here for a moment in time and then gone. Today I turn 60! Like all of us I am slowly evaporating.

I thought about getting some T-shirts made with a big V on the front, a Vapor Man logo and the verse above to clarify the title. As I thought about the idea of Vapor Man it struck me that it's not a super hero at all, but the ultimate declaration of weakness. Vapors last for such a short time, make little impact on their environment and are quickly gone. Yeah, that describes us pretty well, doesn't it? Here for a short time and then gone.

As a vapor on my way out it's great to know that, because of Christ, my short life will have eternal consequences. So, as one Vapor Man to many others I'm excited that what might have been a life of insignificance will become an eternity of significance because of Christ!


yun said...

Is your birthday?? Happy birthday !! May the Lord continue to pour out His blessings on you and your family. =D

Mike Messerli said...

thank you, yun. my birthday was on the 11th. It's Monday night, the 15th, as I write this. I'm in Moscow tonight, but will fly home tomorrow. I'll write about the adventures when I get back.