It’s about time…
We make, time, spend time, save time, give time, waste time, call time, buy time, keep time, and kill time.
The one thing we cannot do is defy time. All the time, time moves steadily forward. Or is it that we move forward through time? Either way, you can’t stop it.
Some people are good time-keepers. Victor Borge once told a friend that he could tell the time by his piano. He demonstrated this by pounding out a loud march. Immediately, there was a loud banging on the ceiling, and a voice shouting, “Stop that noise! Don’t you know it’s 2.30 in the morning?!”
Other people have no idea of time; they’re always late for everything. They are, in fact, three-handed: they have a right hand, a left hand, and a little behind hand.
How do we spend our time? Someone has worked out that the average 70-year-old has spent
- 22 hours asleep
- 14 years at work
- 8 years on holiday, leisure, sports and amusement
- 6 years at the meal table
- 5 years in cars, buses, trains and planes
- 3 years at school, college and university
That’s a total of 58 years, leaving 12 unaccounted for.
How did our Lord spend his time? Read Mark 1:29-39.
- Tim for activity – time for rest
- Time for sickness – time for healing
- Time to stay – time to leave
- Time to speak – time for silence
- Time for people – time for God
Oh, but I don’t have time for God! I don’t have time to pray.
But what we love, we find time for, don’t we?
Too busy not to pray?
Don’t think that praying is a good use of our time, because it ‘doesn’t seem to work’?
How do we find time for God?
Lord, I want to put you first, not just some of the time, but all of the time. Help me choose to spend time with you, especially when I feel too tired or too busy. Amen.