Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses. It tells of some of God’s dealings with people. Notably, it mentions that we are all doomed to die: “You turn man back into dust and say, ‘Return, O children of men.’” (Psalm 90:3)
As I get older, the thought of death comes up a lot. I’m 3/4 of the way through my trodding on this sod, and that’s if all things go well. One never knows, though.
But, then I read the verse that immediately follows the depressing one above: “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4)
This isn’t all that comforting since it’s talking about God, not us. But then I thought a little deeper on the subject. What happens AFTER we die? For those of us who have trusted Christ as our Savior and Lord, we go to be with God. And, being with God means we’re outside of time and immune to further death. A thousand years truly will be like a day. And, we’ll never think of the great enemy death again.
Now THAT’S a comforting thought, at least to these old bones!