Pastor's Pen by Cliff Henry

I read about an ice castle that is built every year in Finland. It is constructed in the northern town of Kame. It now features a theatre, a playground, an art gallery and a chapel. Years ago, it took 30 workers three months to build. The walls are approximately 13 feet high, the structure is 1,650 feet long, and it costs roughly $1.1 million in upkeep. By the end of April, it melts away. 

This ice structure is a clear reminder of the brevity of life and all the earthly materials that a person possesses; both do not last very long. James 4:14 states, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

Psalm 90:10 states, “The days of our years are threescore years and ten and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is there strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Our lives are short in comparison with eternity. One must be prepared to meet God. Amos 4:12b says, “prepare to meet thy God, O Israel (everyone).”

Are you ready?

Think about it.

Cliff Henry is the pastor of Greenland Baptist Church. He can be reached at​