Isaiah 40:8 — Flowers Quickly Fading

I am a flower quickly fadingHere today and gone tomorrowA wave tossed in the ocean (ocean)A vapor in the windStill you hear me when I’m callingLord, you catch me when I’m fallingAnd you’ve told me who I amI am yours, I am yours

— Casting Crowns

Flowers Quickly Fading

Isaiah 40:8
“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”
English Standard Version (ESV)

My favorite song right now is “Who Am I” performed by Casting Crowns as well as an older version by Sheila Walsh. One of the lines that resonates with me is this one:

“I am a flower quickly fading, Here today and gone tomorrow.”
Our lives are so transient and the future is promised to no man. God loves us, hears us and catches us when we fall in spite or our brevity, our shortcomings, our sins. We should make the most of our short time on earth to speak love, serve God and treasure the gift and blessings of each day.

Don’t just stop and smell the roses; BE the rose. Enjoy your time of blooming and use it to the glory of God.

Originally published March 19, 2016. Painting by Kathryn Darden for Christian Activities, 2023.

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