A  lighting bolt lasts from 45 to 55 microseconds. The average running shoes worn by the average runner on as average surface will last 350 to 500 miles. A hard pencil can write up to 30,000 words or draw a line more than 30 miles long. Most ballpoint pen will draw a line 4,000 to 7,500 feet long. Leather combat boots have a wartime life span of 6 months; a peacetime life span of 8 months.

The projected life span of a baby born in America today is about 77 years: nearly double hat it was at the end of the 18th century. Studies show married people live longer than those who remain single.  A 100 watt incandescent bulb will last about 750 hours; a 25 watt bulb 2,500 hours. The number of times a light bulb is turned on and off has little to do with its life span. A one dollar bill last approximately 18 months in circulation.

A practice football used by professionals last 2 to 3 days,  a playing life of about 5 hours. Home teams are required to provide 24 new footballs every game, and these last only about 6 minutes of playing time…….

In the book of James chapter 4 and verse 14, we have another interesting stat. God says “…..What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time. and then vanisheth away.”   Ask any senior citizen how long the have lived and  most likely their answer will be something like… ” it seem like it was only yesterday  that I graduated high school, or got married.”. It is then we realize this truth about life. It is indeed  short, and quickly fleeting,

It  is based on this God given truth, that life is fleeting and that death is rushing at us, that we need to prepare TODAY for our tomorrow.   One does this prep by receiving The LORD JESUS CHRIST has our personal savior. Then we need to live each day for our LORD by attending church and sharing the good news that JESUS died for ALL sinners and show them the way of salvation.