Our life is a bubble!

(James, "The Christian Father's Present to His Children")

"What is your life? You are a mist that appears
 for a little while and then vanishes!" James 4:14

Our world is a valley of tears. Our life is a bubble,
raised from those tears, inflated by sighs; which, after
floating a little while, decked with a few gaudy colors
--is touched by the hand of death, and dissolves!

Poverty,
disease,
misfortune,
unkindness,
instability,
death,
all assail the travelers as they journey onward
to eternity through this gloomy valley.

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on
 what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary,
 but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinth. 4:18