Just a Word: Time

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Time: just a word.

Time: the physical quantity measured by clocks. It is the duration marking the beginning and the end of an event, a week, month, year or lifetime.

Time: it is most elusive and fleeting. Although time is infinite, it is also finite. Sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day. It is always the same and never varies. It can never be added to; it only goes away.

Time: as it passes, it reveals much about our life. The time we have with family and friends reduces each passing minute. This is not to be feared or to cause sadness. Rather it is given as a gift to be used wisely and productively. God has given us this time, in this place, for His purpose. I am grateful for the time I have been given and desire to use the remaining days or years for God’s plan for my life.

Time: did you know that there are 1,040 weeks in 20 years? I have considered this many times. Look at the time we have with our children, from birth to age 20. We get 1,040 weeks to impact them for good. We care for their needs, love them, kiss them and teach them. 1,040 weeks seems like a long time. But it is very short and must be used wisely. You do not a get a do-over week. However, you can make each new week a better week.

Time: it can be a best friend, or a worst enemy. I need time as my friend. It is my prayer to redeem the time I have and have a God-honoring life.

John Thrower
The Family Vision