4 Lord, make me to know my end; and what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am. 5 Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths; and my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.
James 4:14 (NASB95)
14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Psalm 144:4 (NASB95)
4 Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Anyone who’s met me can tell you that I am a little bit of a nerd, and in my nerdiness, I found that I love the TV series Stargate-SG1. It is a show about intergalactic travel through a large ring that is connected to others like it throughout the galaxy. It helps that the main character, Richard Dean Anderson, was on my favorite TV show growing up, MacGyver. I even had a mullet because of him. Yes, I know, I know…nerd. But what I do like about science fiction is that it has the ability to explore the world of the “what-if.” While most stories have to be grounded in familiar things about how the world works, science fiction can push beyond those limitations and ask “what if things operated more like this.” It allows the writers and producers to ask important questions about the human experience.