Naked Shall I Return


“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” ~ Job

There is nowhere to hide when naked. A naked baby’s butt is cute, a 90-year-old man, not so much. Everything is bare for the world to see. You can try, but it’s futile.

It’s like this with all of life.

You may not believe the second sentence attributed to Job above, but you can’t outrun the truth of the first. Life is fragile. It’s temporal and our days finite. We are here one minute and gone the next. Nothing is guaranteed.

One day everything in our lives will be brought to light, the cute stuff and the ugly.

The only thing we can decide is how we live between the nakedness at birth and its return in death. Our choices within this finite window of time is an opportunity to impact the infinite destiny of others. Do you love those around you better today than yesterday? Certain things do matter more than others, and we will be naked again.

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By Derek