Sunday, April 02, 2006

Changing Times

Once again we have changed our time. We have “sprung forward” our clocks to the daylight savings time so we can have an hour more sunlight at night. In the fall, we’ll turn the clocks back and “fall back” an hour, re-capturing the hour we lost this spring. This isn’t new. We’ve done it for years. I remember when it first started. I was a boy in Iowa and only certain towns would have it. One town, named Washington, would have it but the rest of us wouldn’t so when I visited my grandma who lived near Washington and went their somewhat often, it always seemed strange to have to figure everything an hour ahead. You may not be aware of this, but there is one place that the time splits within the half hour. Strange, but true and who knows why, or at least I don’t.

Time is important to us, sometimes too important. We have time pieces everywhere. They’re on our microwaves, stoves, cell phones, radios, computers, cars, and anything else that man can figure out a way to attach a clock. And of course, we MUST have our watch and don’t forget the clocks on the wall and the big one over the fireplace. All these timepieces are not an accident. We demand it. We have to get it down by the hour. Even on our days off, we have to know what time it is. Why, who knows but we’ve got to know.

Time to God is not the same as for us. “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8 What may seem like an “eternity” to us, is no very little time to God. Even in prophesy, we can find a gap of thousands of years between phrases. “6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: {several thousand years} and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

But, one day, time will be no more. “But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.” Zechariah 14:7 In eternity, time will have no meaning. The question is, where will you spend it?

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