AUGUST 11, Psalm 90:12


“Grandma, may we buy some bubble stuff?” asked Jessica as she and her sister were spending a weekend with grandmother. “Amanda and I can share a bottle.” “We could buy some, but how would you like to make your own bubble solution?” Grandma asked. “All it takes is a cup of water, a tablespoon of dish washing soap, and a teaspoon of corn syrup.”

“That sounds like fun!” exclaimed Amanda. “But what about wands to make the bubbles?” asked Jessica. “I have empty spools you can use to blow bubbles,” said Grandma. “I’ll show you how.”

When they reached Grandma’s home, she helped the girls mix the bubble recipe. Then got the spools, dipped the end of one into the soapy solution, and blew into the other end. A large bubble formed on the end of the spool. “Wow!” exclaimed Amanda. The girls went out on the patio, and soon there were bubbles flying everywhere.

“Look at that huge one!” Jessica called, pointing toward the roof of the house. Their eyes followed a big bubble as it lifted in the breeze, catching rainbows of colour. Then… POP! The bubble burst.

“Aw-w-w,” they all moaned. During lunch, Amanda sighed. “This weekend is zooming by so fast,” she murmured. “Our whole June vacation as well,” said Jessica.

Grandma nodded. “I think the older you get, the more you realize how fast life goes by,” she said. “It reminds me of what God says in James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.’”

“Like the bubbles!” exclaimed Amanda. “Right,” said Grandma. “They were beautiful and fun, but they lasted only a few minutes. I’m so glad you girls both know Jesus and will spend eternity with Him. Life is so short compared to eternity, so let’s spend our time wisely by obeying our parents, doing good deeds for others, and taking every opportunity to tell friends about Jesus. Okay?”

“Okay,” said Amanda, and Grandma smiled as Jessica echoed her sister’s okay.


Thought: Have you noticed that time goes really fast? How are you using your time?

Prayer: Father in heaven, thank You for the reminder that time flies. Help me do that by using the time to bring glory and honour to You. This is my humble cry in Jesus’ name, Amen.