December 2003
Home ] Up ] Photo Galleries ] Town Guides ] Notables ] Community ] News ] Places ] History ] Search ] Contact Us ]




What’s Time Worth?


What’s the value of one year?

Ask a student who has failed a final exam.


What’s the value of one month?

Ask a mother who has had a premature baby.


What’s the value of one week?

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.


What’s the value of one hour?

Ask sweethearts who are waiting to meet.


What’s the value of one minute?

Ask the person who’s missed the bus, train or plane.


What’s the value of one second?

Ask a person who has survived an accident.

What’s the value of one millisecond?

Ask the 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.         2 Peter 38-9


            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. 


            The greater 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.   2 Peter 310   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?)


Time waits for no man – they say. 

Treasure every moment you have – people tell us.

You will treasure your time even more if you remember that God has given it – and that God who gave it will terminate it!


(Don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you want to talk more about this)

Rev Richard Martin                                                                    Friday, 28 November 2003


We would be happy to pray for you.

Contact us with your prayer request


e-mail to:    or   telephone: (UK) 01655 88 22 05