The Journey Is Short

by | May 21, 2021 | Eternity, Priorities

“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little and then vanishes.” (James 4:4 ESV)

“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV)

I read this on Facebook the other day. I have shortened it to fit here:

The Journey is Short

“An elderly woman got on a bus and sat down. At the next stop, a strong, grumpy young woman climbed up and sat down beside the old woman, hitting her with her numerous bags. When she saw that the elderly woman remained silent, the young woman asked her why she had not complained when she hit her with her bags? The elderly woman replied with a smile: ‘There is no need to be rude or discuss something so insignificant, as my trip next to you is so short, because I am going to get off at the next stop.’ This answer deserves to be written in gold letters: ‘There is no need to discuss something so insignificant, because our journey together is too short.’ Each of us must understand that our time in this world is so short, that darkening it with useless arguments, jealousy, not forgiving others, discontentment and bad attitudes are a ridiculous waste of time and energy. Our trip together is very short. Share your smile to everyone…. Our trip is Very Short!”

This is so true. We don’t know how long we will be here. Our days are numbered but only God knows when our number will come up. So I beg you today, if you are not saved, get right with God. I want to see each of you in heaven. I don’t want to think you didn’t make it because I didn’t try. God is waiting. He won’t pressure you. He gave us all free will to decide.

But I don’t like torment and fire. I want paradise. And that’s where I will be, surrounded by kids. Having a great time playing with them. I really hope and pray that each of you give your hearts to God if you haven’t already.

Have a blessed day.

Kathy Keller


The Journey Is Short