What time it is?
It is very apparent that God has created, within the framework of our space-time
continuum, a linear element called time. Scripture suggests that this 'time' is not
necessarily the same for a God who is eternal and immortal. There are several
aspects of this that seem very interesting to me:
1) Time seems to speed up as we age. I know that is how it works for me! Seems like
each birthday comes along just a little more quickly, the days seem to speed by a bit faster,
that component of our life called death seems to approach an area of comprehension more
frequently than when we were young and carefree.
2) God does things at a time which is right and appropriate for His goals and will. Jesus
appeared after a prolonged quiet time at the perfect moment for His arrival to be meaningful and successful. His second advent will come at a time known only to God that is the perfect
time in light of the finality of the growth of His church.
3) Our time here on earth is limited, goes quickly and will end at a time known only
to our Creator. He is aware of all the days of our lives, from first breath to last. The ending
will not be a surprise to Him because our lives are like the pages of a book that eventually
runs out of pages.
4) In light of these things, there is no time like the present. Acceptance of salvation
through belief in the Lord Jesus Christ needs to occur prior to His re-arrival. The
importance of sharing the good news of the Gospel is enhanced by the realization that,
despite God's wonderful patience, there will be an end point to this free gift of grace.
Friends, loved-ones, co-workers who show no signs of being in Christ are in mortal
danger of time running out. While the Holy Spirit remains the element of salvation,
we are agents of introduction who can plant an important seed, start a wonderful
ripple and thus see the blessing of a soul saved, a heart softened and a life enhanced.
Take the TIME to share. Thank God for the time He has blessed you with and look
forward to the glorious time of His arrival to make all things righteous, to collect
His children and be given all things that belong to Him as King.
Praise our God!