Its About Time

“In the beginning was the Word…” is how the opening verse of the gospel of John begins in most translations. That is a correct translation of the Greek text which literally means, “Before time began to begin was the Word…”

When creation is considered we most often think of material objects. However, this verse confirms time itself was part of creation. Time began at a particular point. Before that point, bewildering as it is, there was no time.

The Revelation teaches us there will come a point when “time shall be no more.” We are living in a parentheses between eternity past and eternity future.

Each new year brings us 8,756 hours. Of these the average person will spend 2,920 hours sleeping. That leaves 5,836 hours which provide ….

A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;

A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones; 
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;

A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;

A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace. -Ecclesiastes 3:2-8

Note nestled among those is “a time to die.”

Then when time runs out for you, there is eternity awaiting. You will then give an account as to how you have used your time. (How about today?) Make certain that in time you have prepared for where you will spend eternity by having at a point in time put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you have done so, reflect on it and rejoice. If you have never done so, do it right now. Immediately note the date and time, and record it rejoicing it is recorded in eternity.

If you have done it before, live like it, confident in, and obedient to the loving Lord.