Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. Psalm 90:5-6
The days of our lives in this world are as brief as a soon-forgotten dream. They are like grass which grows up in the morning but is cut down and withers by evening. Because of our sin, God carries away our lives like a flood.
O LORD, let us recognize the brevity of our lives in this world that we might look to You for pardon and forgiveness in Christ Jesus, our only hope. Amen.
[Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible.]