Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.  A time to cry and a time to laugh.  A time to grieve and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 4 NLT).

   Twenty-nine times in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Solomon refers to time.  Most of use are enslaved to time.  We jump out of bed in the morning to the buzzing of an alarm clock.  After a quick breakfast we race to work in order to get there in time to punch the time clock.  Once there, we take our break and eat lunch according to the companies' set time.  Then we depart when the whistle blows at the designated time.  Doesn't it seem like "time" is our master.

   God is not regulated by time.  He is beyond time -- timeless.  Prior to the account in Genesis there was no time.  Time is related to man, not God.  When we arrive in eternity there will once again be no time.  Time will cease to exist once man is off this earth.

   Aren't you glad that God is not enslaved by time?  I am so glad that He is the master of time and not mastered by time.  What a joy it is to serve a timeless Savior!

Thought for the Day: The time will come when there will be not time -- just the Savior.

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