If you're wondering what the word "ephemeral" means, it's o.k..... most people don't. And most people don't live their lives in the light of what it means, either.
"Ephemeral" means transient, fleeting, temporary. Life is transient, fleeting, temporary.
Life is transient, preparing us for eternity - with or without Christ.
Life is fleeting - we can hide it, but we cannot reverse the aging process. Each minute that passes is one that we can never reclaim. It's gone.
Life is temporary - you may be blessed with many years or you might be in a car accident and die tomorrow afternoon.
We all know that life is fragile and we mourn that when the life of someone we love is "cut short" or comes to an end, but do we really allow that to influence the choices we make every day? Life eventually goes on and we live to our own gratification until another tragedy demands us to acknowledge that life can change from one moment to the next.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow and, although we should not live in wait or fear of death, it should motivate us to take advantage of every opportunity that we are given to fulfill the purpose of this life.
We need to stop wasting time and seize the day.
I think the poem and pictures speak for themselves....