Twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, fifty-two weeks in a year.
Breakfast time, lunch time, nap time, dinner time, bed time. Measurable time.
Time was created to help us determine where we are at any given point during a
lifetime. It's time for growing up. It's time to save for the future. It's time to eat. It's
time to sleep. There is a time for everything. Time to reap. Time to sew. There's a
time to laugh, a time to cry, a time to grieve, a time to hang on, and a time to let go.
A loved one dies, and we hear, "It was their time." I always want to ask, "Oh,
according to WHO?" There is never a right time. Death always comes at the wrong
time. But what is this "time" I'm referring to?
Can you, with all your worries and woes, add one single moment in time to your life's
clock? Can you add some extra hours to a day for doing other things you've put off for
so long? I think not. So for just a moment, I'm going to ask you to think about God's
perspective of "time".
God is eternal. He was in the beginning and has been for all time. There has never
been a time that God was not. Oh, it's so difficult for a finite mind to understand an
infinite God. But because of his infinite existence, our menial measurements of time
mean nothing to Him. When He looks at you, He actually sees you in the eternal
"What does that mean?" you ask.
It's quite a concept to grasp: the eternal present. It means that God doesn't see you
as you are this very instant, as your children, family or others see you. He sees you
from the moment you were conceived in his thoughts until the end of all eternity, today
being only a minuscule portion of the "you" in all of His plan.
From the beginning of time until the end of time, He sees you completely in an instant.
Inside and out. Forever and always. Every aspect of "you". He sees your past, your
present, and your future all at the same time. No wonder we have so much trouble
grasping that concept.
Time on earth is so very short. God's time is infinite. Never ending. So is His love,
and both His love and His timing are always perfect.
How very different our lives would be if we could but see our own selves in that eternal
present. The trials that would seem suddenly insignificant, the joys that would seem
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