A friend, from perhaps the best small group I was ever part of, sent today's word.  Not to say I have not been in other wonderful groups, but to say everything seemed to line up perfectly with this group.  We lived life together in a deep and profound way and had the common purpose of seeking God as we met together.  It served us all in a wonderful season that eventually sadly drew to a close.

Well now ~ first thought was all those phrases which contain the word Time in them ~

Once upon a time (love to read to the grands)

"Time in a Bottle" (one of Jim Croce's best songs)

The time is now (for all good men to come to the aid of the country)

It's about time ______________(fill in the blank)

It's Miller Time (Old Advertisement)

Time for a touchdown (old cheerleader chant)

Let's not forget

The sands of time (comes from the use of a hour glass to measure time)

Time is an important subject in the world.  We each have a finite supply of our own personal time here upon this terrestrial ball.  How many of us do not wear a watch?  How many clocks do you have in your house?  Is there a clock in your car?   How many timers do you have?  We seem to be obsessed with time.  LONG before clocks were a standard feature in our lives, time was still measured.  Sun up to sundown was a standard form of measure, seasons marked the march of time, and the calendar on the wall, of almost every home, lead to the measure of the passing days, months, and years.   

There are dates to celebrate those happy occasions of births, and anniversaries.  There are dates to remind us of our losses and great tragedies which we will forever grieve.  There are holidays which annually bring traditional parties and gatherings.  All are marked by a point in time.

This topic seems to have no end.  My personal observation - the older I get the faster time is flying.  Of course, this is not true, but there is a perception (there is that word again) that the nearer I get to the final days, the quicker they fly toward me.  HOW could we have been in this pandemic for almost two years now?  I love that old phrase ~ 


I need to wrap this up before I run out of time.  Time is finite for man here on this terrestrial ball, we can all agree with that.  (Remember ~ we don't get out of this alive)  My time is down to the final chapters ~not morbid but certainly true.  Time for mortal man is a finite measure based upon man's measurement of his being in this world.   We all have time stretching before us as long as we are breathing.  Time, for us, will end with our final breath.  OR will it?

There is no time in God.  He is omnipresent which is ~

Omnipresent, ubiquitous refer to the quality of being everywhere. Omnipresent emphasizes in a lofty or dignified way the power, usually divine, of being present everywhere at the same time, as though all-enveloping

There is no need for measuring time with God for He is everywhere at the same time - in the past, in the present, and in the future.  This is a difficult concept to wrap our finite human minds around, especially when we are so time conscious.  This also gives me great comfort for it assures me God is NEVER surprised.  Though we feel as if time is quickly slipping away from us, there is the promise of eternity.  We ALL will certainly slip from this terrestrial ball, but we will also certainly slip into eternity with The Father if we accept Him as our Savior.  A timeless guarantee of never again having to worry about running out of time.

"The eyes of the Lord are in every place,

Keeping watch upon  the evil and the good."

Proverbs 15:3

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  1. What a great reflection on the concept of time, and how our frail, human minds grasp the concept, Lulu. Yes, time takes on a completely different aspect when we think about it in the realm of eternity. Praying that those who don't know Jesus will not allow time to slip away before they choose to accept Him as Lord and Savior.

  2. I hope and pray you are all well in Louisiana - I think that's where you live. I remember you said you moved from Texas.

    God bless.

  3. Yes, Victor. I live in North LA ~ about 300 miles from the terrible destruction. Thank you for you concern.

    1. So glad to hear you're OK, Lulu. I did not know how far away you are. In the US distances are much longer than here. In the UK we measure distances between towns and cities in feet not miles. If I take the wrong turning out of the pub I'm in the next town!

      God bless.


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