Wow! This is our last Monday in Waterloo for the next little while. We'll be officially setting sail a week today in the wee hours of the morn'.
THE TIME is drawing near. Time, what a wonderful concept. It always moves at the same pace, but some how we feel different. We tie our emotions in and say things like "man is time moving slow." or " I can't believe how fast the time has gone." Did time really change its speed? Every man has an allotted amount, some more than others, but never any more than God has given. God created time. He set order and motion in place; He dictated the parameters of their existence. He moves outside the rule of day and hour. However, in His wisdom He plans our days ... our days are numbered says the bible. Our days are some times very mundane and its hard for us to mark one day from the next, we fall into a routine that seems to jump outside of time. One day looks so much like the last that we almost approach a stage of grasping eternity. Like a song that's placed on loop or an album and it plays over and over again until you can't really remember how many revolutions you've made. Our senses tell us that nothing is moving, but again we're fooled by our emotions. We find a little bit of security in the fact that things are okay or even good and tomorrow has the high possibility of being exactly the same type of good that today was and this brings a comfort. As long as nothing changes we'll be . . . OK! We seem to be able to run in this mode for a great deal of time until something shocks our routine and we find that normality was a cheap substitute to life we could've lived.
What are you going to do with hours you're given?
We all have our responsibilities but we also add our desires to what's really expected?
When you look at the way you spend your time, your days . . . what would some one say? Everyone is going to have a different opinion by the way you spend your time. Do you let your friends and family know that they're important to you? Some times we think our actions demonstrate one thing, when actually they speak a completely different message. Time and again Malu and I discuss the differences between Mexican and Canadian culture. During her time working in a Seniors residence she witnessed a great deal of lonely Seniors. We talked about it and if you look at the example you leave your children you can see why. So many times we spend so much time at work and away for "their" benefit and you know when it comes time for them to live their lives we're shocked that they don't wanna spend time with us, yet during their early years, where were we?? They're only using "their" time as we showed them how.
Everyone hopes that some day they'll have the time . . . more often than not, that time never comes.
Mat 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?