Psalm 144:3-4 (NIV)
O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
On a cold winter's morning, step outside and exhale. Your breath shows up like a puff of vapor that lasts for a couple of seconds. That is our life; a couple of seconds compared to eternity. What can a person accomplish in that time? Actually what we do in that time is eternally significant. It is in that period of time that we decide that God is indeed interested in us, and most importantly that we are interested is Him. You see, God is a gentleman, He will not force himself upon us, if you don't want to spend eternity with Him, then you won't.