Father, time is surely one of the many things from You that man cannot control. We try to savor the good “times” with attempts to slow it down. We try to sidestep tough (or boring or uncomfortable) times by hoping it will “pass quickly”. But it is a constant, seemingly, it will forever continue at its fervent (or plodding) pace depending upon our perspective.
But Your perspective is a constant too, Father, for You Yourself are a constant. You stand outside of time for You just are. You have always been and will always be.
I on the other hand, by Your creation, live in time. I cannot avoid it. And though I am here “now” that will not always be the case. I may currently live in time but in actuality am a creature of eternity. My life here, in the comparative short time I live on this spinning globe, is but a precursor to what my life will be eternally.
Here and now everything, myself (body that is) included, will deteriorate. Absolutely nothing that I can touch or see or hear or smell will ever be the same. I cherish the things I love while they are in proximity of my sphere of life. I am consoled knowing that difficulties and heartaches will not always, I pray, be with me but that I can assuredly say, “And it came to pass.”
There is great comfort found in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18:
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now, rather we fix our gaze on things that cannot be see. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
Lord, I would ask today that You would help me to make You the constant in my life. Time, though a constant now, will be no more but You are eternal. And the things of You are eternal. May my life be spent in investing in all those things. And the overarching component in them is love – Your love for me, my love for You, and my love for others. If I can fill every second of my life with love, fleshing it out in incalculable ways, that is what will last for eternity.
Mar 5th, Sat, 5:10 am