Time Flies

21 03 2011

“Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  – 2 Corinthians 6:2b

Time flies when you are having fun. Have you ever noticed the fluid nature of time? When we are experiencing joy, time seems to speed up. The moments tick away with surprising rapidity. Pain seems to magnify time. Each tick of the clock carries its own weight that presses on your soul. Fear makes time crawl. Love makes time stand still. Laughter and friendship allow time to jump forward.

Time also seems to work at different speeds depending on your age. I remember it taking forever for my birthday to arrive when I was a kid. I would count down the days and hours. I promise that the three months before my birthday were longer than any other season of the year. Now I glance at the calendar, noting that time is moving ahead faster than I would like to admit.

We waste time, try to hold on to time, fill time, lose track of time, and commit to making the most of time. Time is precious because it is a gift from God. He created us to be linear creatures, to live within the structure of time. He exists outside of time, but gives us time to help us appreciate the value of our days. Because God is timeless, He can fill each moment with the fullness of His grace, the bounty of His blessings, and the abundance of His love. He crams His very best into each moment. His heart yearns for us to learn the value of living each moment in His presence, discovering the glimpses of eternity He packs into each minute of our days.

My Jesus Resolution today is redeem the time. I am going to embrace the time God gives me, being thankful for all of the tastes, touches, feelings, and beauty He allows me to experience today. In each moment, I have the chance to seek His face, experience His grace, be enveloped by His love, and lift up praise. He has given me 1,440 minutes today. I want every one of them to be full of Jesus.


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