I woke this morning to the sight of mist moving across the lake behind our house and roses. Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and my husband brought her home roses. She beamed with delight. I often consider how much we spend on flowers that die so quickly. Truly they are here and gone. They are like a vapor. A simple rose can leave a lasting impression of love in another’s heart and a simple vapor can help someone to breath.
The Bible says that man is but a flower, but a vapor. Jesus paid for us with his very life. And though we are here and gone, our lives can leave a lasting impression, and breathe life in a person’s heart.
Consider each person in your life. Hold them gently, and treasure them while you have them. They will not be here forever.