February 26, 2020 –
What is the thing about time that so intrigues us? Time has no past, no future. Time is about the now, the present. People need to listen to the words of the author, Mitch Albom, “It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.” We may not have as much time as we suppose. Therefore, we must use the time we have available to improve ourselves and to help others.
Scripture shows how God looks at time. In the third chapter of Ecclesiastes, He shows his thoughts with two dramatic statements: To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose.
1 To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, KJV)
God didn’t put people on earth to mark time. Our purpose is to make the time useful for ourselves and others. When time ends, your legacy will be all that remains. What will your legacy reveal about how you used your time—the time between birth and death?