The Breath of a Buffalo in the Wintertime

While touring the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum just south of Branson, MO, I happened up a Native American quote that affected me so deeply I snapped a photo of it.

This quote struck me and reminded me of truth written in ancient times:

[Life] is like a breath; [our] days are like a passing shadow. – Psalm 144:4

What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. – James 4:14

I heard a preacher once say at a funeral,

“On a tombstone we see a person’s date of birth and their date of death.  The only thing that separates those dates is a hyphen, a ‘dash.’  When our time to pass from this life comes, the question will be asked, ‘What did that person do with that ‘dash’?”

We all have one life – and we have no clue how long or short it will be. Don’t waste it.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick