Where Does the Time Go?


Looking out the office window today (April 30) spring seems to finally be here! I’m fairly sure of this because the outside Christmas decorations just came down a couple weeks ago. Last year I threatened to just change the colors for the Fourth of July. The point, if any, of this ramble is, ‘time flies!’

Now, while this is certainly not a new revelation to anyone past birthday #30 or so, though it still seems to catch us by surprise every time a deadline sneaks up behind our busy selves.

Deadlines sneak up, but life just hurries by. After Dad suffered his first heart attack, he never allowed us to leave his house without giving us a hug. He had become keenly aware of the limits set on our times and did not want to allow opportunities to love his family slip away any more. Dad was a great guy, a good husband and father, a dedicated worker who gave his all to the task at hand; but time went by so fast!

We have no guarantees on tomorrow; we cannot retrieve even the past minute. We are certain only of the fleeting moment we are in.

If you are a believer in Christ, you should choose to make a difference for good in the moment you are in. If you do not follow Christ, you might make that choice in the moment you are in.

If you have friends or family, you have this moment to love them.

No one knows if the next moment will arrive for us, we only have now.

Colossians 4:5-6 (New Living Translation)
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.
 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.