Like the bubble on the stream!

(
John MacDuff)

"You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before You. Each man's life is but a breath!" Psalm 39:5

"Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow!" Psalm 144:4

"This world in its present form is passing away!" 1 Corinthians 7:31

"What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!" James 4:14

"The world and its evil desires are passing away!" 1 John 2:17

We shall come, some day, to see the false and fascinating joys of earth in their true light: like the bubble on the stream, dancing its little moment on the surface—and then vanishing forever!

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26. Nothing else; nothing less, can satisfy the cravings of an immortal spirit. All other happiness is a mimic happiness; a wretched counterfeit of the true; a base alloy, on which Satan may have stamped the currency of Heaven; but it is "of the earth, earthy"—and upon it Death will put an extinguisher forever!

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" Mark 8:36