the value of one year?
student who has failed a final exam.
the value of one month?
mother who has had a premature baby.
the value of one week?
editor of a weekly newspaper.
the value of one hour?
sweethearts who are waiting to meet.
the value of one minute?
person who’s missed the bus, train or plane.
the value of one second?
person who has survived an accident.
the value of one millisecond?
silver medal winner in the Olympics 1000 meters.
I read this
somewhere and it reminded me of Peter’s words ...with
the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a
day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand
slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but
everyone to come to repentance.
Time, as people
are wont to say, is relative. That is, our experience of time is
relative. It seems to fly by when we are enjoying life, but drags along
if we are ill or have to occupy ourselves with tedious chores.
truth is that God has ordained time to be regular. It matters not if it
appears to be, one evening or a thousand years; He has measured out its
total course – and the limits of my time and yours. What is more He knows
the time He has set on His patience. He allows us adequate opportunity to
turn to Him and repent – to ask His forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
How do we
use the time at our disposal? Are we ready for the time Peter describes
when he writes: ...the
day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a
roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything
in it will be laid bare.
It makes very little difference whether I live to see this event or my
allotted time ends before it takes place. The real issue is:
What’s the value of my life-time?
Ask yourself when you stand face to face with God
(or is that a bit too late to ask?)
for no man – they say.
every moment you have – people tell us.
treasure your time even more if you remember that God has given it – and
that God who gave it will terminate it!
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