It is December 1, 2020.

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Need I say more?

Time.  God gave us time, for we are finite and must number our days.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years (Genesis 1:14).

But, what is time to us and what do we do with it?

We run out of time.

We kill time.

We are on time or not.

We wish for more time.

Time drags or flies.

Time passes.

Time heals.

Time steals.

Time is either short or long.

There are specific times and vague times.

It can be an event: the time of the harvest.

Point in time.

There are evil times and good times.

At all times, at no time.

And there is an end of time.

Time zones.

Space and time.

Time has a past, present, and future.

We waste time. 

Once a second tics by it is gone.  What am I doing with my time?

I have lived approximately 28,440 days; at 24 hours a day equal 682560 hours and I will not figure out the seconds.

John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  That is our beginning, when God created time.  Not his beginning, he is eternal. 

And here’s the thing: he put eternity into our hearts.  “He has made everything beautiful in its time. “Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

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So, here we are, living in time with eternity in our hearts and we yearn for something more.  We all instinctively know there is more after this time bound life.  Let us with Moses pray, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

In other words, teach us to make the best use of our time with a view to arriving at last in eternity. 

One way we do that is seeking in our time bound days the Lord Jesus Christ.  “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Nothing will fill that eternity gap in your heart except Jesus. 

Quite looking elsewhere.  It is fruitless and a waste of time.

You are loved.

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