Walking along the river early in the morning, I heard a skylark chirping continuously, and watched it ascending into the clouds. I also heard a cuckoo singing somewhere in the bush. Birds are busy attracting potential mates, building nests, warming eggs, feeding baby birds, and protecting them.
Somehow, I was reminded of the sentence in Ecclesiastes, "He has also set eternity in the hearts of men," and wondered if it is only human beings that long for something eternal, in light of the fact that most living creatures are designed to spend so much time and energy to relay the torch of life to the next generation.
Do these birds know that their time in this world is finite, whether consciously or unconsciously?
Or, is it only human beings that ponder on things like life, death, time and eternity?
this week's prompt: eternal