The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on.
Excerpt from one of my weekly devotionals… slightly adapted
There is much to be said about rivers. We are only too aware of the great power of a river in a flood, and in contrast the beauty of the gentle flowing river in the heat of summertime. Every river has and energy and flow. Comparing life to a river is a good image. The many twists and turns of a river reflect life and is unpredictability. Every day brings forth some measure of how uncertain life can be. Life can be uplifting and rewarding but just as quick, it can be cruel and unforgiving. We have no option but to go with the flow.
Even when the river floods out over the banks on either side, there comes a time when the river will recede back to where things were.
Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen.