- Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV) See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time…
Every year about this time you begin to hear people saying, “Wow, where did the time go?”
The answer is really very simple: It went away. It went away to never return again.
It’s like, when we are born; God hits a timer and whispers in our ear, “Live! Live heartily, for I’ve only given you so much time.”
Children get this—they’re bursting with energy and with a zest for life; they hear that little timer ticking and instinctively know that there will indeed come a time when it is too late to have a happy childhood.
But somewhere along the way we tune out the ticking of that little timer and we settle down with just living…routine, routine, and more routine. But time keeps going away—never to return and then we come to our senses one day and say, “Wow! Where did the time go?”
God put the seasons, and calendar changes into the mix on purpose (Genesis 1:14); they are regular reminders that the little timer called Life is ticking and one day it will sound off a final “Bing!”, and life here on earth will be over.
God has blessed you with another year’s end—use it as a reminder that a life’s end is also in your future. Remember the whisper of the Father just as he sent you off to earth. “Live!”, He whispered, “Live for me.”