Time Out

Traveling in Switzerland I saw one of those large ornate clocks with animated figures. It was striking! (Get it? Clock striking?) The words inscribed on it were even more so:

“When as a child I laughed and wept,
Time crept.
When as a youth, I dreamed and talked,
Time walked.
When I became a full grown man,
Time ran.
When older still I grew,
Time flew.
Soon I shall find in traveling on,
Time gone.”

The author is unknown, but the truth expressed isn’t. Each of us is in one of those groups.

Don’t rush by today to get to tomorrow. Don’t spoil today by pulling tomorrow’s clouds over today’s sunshine. Likewise don’t be like a peacock whose glory is behind it.

You have never lived this day before. There will be no instant replay, no rerun. Live it up in such a way you won’t long to live it down.

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
Proverbs 27:1 NIV

While relating to time it is a good time to acknowledge it is running out on each of us.

Settle the issue of where you will spend eternity by giving your life to Jesus Christ and asking His forgiveness, and acknowledging your willful commitment to Him as your Savior.

If you have already done so, renew your devotion to Him today.

“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 
I John 2:17 NIV