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We’ve come to the end of another year of the Christian Church on earth. You have to add that bit about “on earth” because the Christian Church also exists in heaven BUT no one keeps track of time there BECAUSE there’s no time to keep track of in heaven. Calendars, watches and alarm clocks are all as obsolete as chemotherapy, air raid sirens and money.
But we’re not there yet, we’re still here, and as long as we are still in this world, we count hours 60 minutes at a time and days 24 hours at a time,
• and some LIVE IN THE PAST hoping that someone will finally TURN BACK THE CLOCK;
• and some LIVE IN THE FUTURE waiting for BETTER DAYS TO COME;
• and some LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME because ‘who knows what tomorrow may bring’;
• and some LIVE FOR THE MOMENT because the MOMENT is all that matters.
But it doesn’t matter really, because no matter where you live, ‘time marches on.’ It’s one of the few things that we have no control of and can’t seem to get control of. We can’t slow it down or speed it up or stop it.
Once the Lord God created TIME… “and there was evening and there was morning’ the first day and the second day and the third day…, there was no stopping it and TODAY becomes YESTERDAY and TOMORROW is always getting closer but never arriving. And maybe that’s okay because as Jesus says, TOMORROW has PLENTY TO BE ANXIOUS ABOUT.
BUT, says Jesus, there is A DAY when even TIME will stop. There is a DAY when ALL THE YESTERDAY’S are swept up in a whirlwind and gone from both sight and mind in the ‘twinkling of an eye.’ And ALL THE TOMORROWS, filled with either hope or fear will vanish at the sound of a trumpet. Continue reading