Wednesday thoughts – August 12, 2020

In my house there is a clock on the mantle, two clocks on the wall in the living room, a new fancy clock (boxed up and lying on the floor), and a grandfather clock standing by the mantle. It looks like that would be enough clocks. Oh, no! There is a clock in the kitchen and another on the stove. In the bedroom there is an alarm clock, and just so you know, I wear a railroad watch that was my father’s. Oh yes, I have a cellphone that tells me what time it is. You might think that is enough clocks. Well— it ain’t! There is a clock in my truck and a clock in my office. Oh, I forgot there are a couple of watches I have stored away. What is all this clock business?

Did you know that on your birth certificate is the exact time you were born, and on your death certificate is the time will be given as to when you passed away. With all this in mind, what does the Bible say about time?

In Ecclesiastes 3:2 says, “A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Verse 3 says, “A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up.” Verse 4 says, “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Verse 8 says, “A time to love and a time to hate, a time of war and a time of peace.”

Time is a precious thing and a fleeting thing. While you and I are not guaranteed another day— it is important that we take advantage of the time we have. If you and I are not saved, take the present time to make things right with God. If there is a relationship that needs to be restored, take advantage of the time you have been given to restore relationships.

You and I cannot stop time or aging, but we can utilize every minute to enjoy what God has given us. After all, it is God’s time that we have. He controls it all. In God’s timing, COVID-19 will be in the history books. Yes, He is in charge— not you or me. All we can do is walk by faith in the midst of the trials and struggles that we face every day, and along the way find some humor and make time to laugh. It is good medicine. Yes— time is precious!