For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is passed, or like a watch in the night.
"What time is it?"
I'm willing to bet that, next to "Hello, how are you?", this is the second most-asked question we hear, day in and day out.
And, that should come as no surprise.
We are dependent upon time in everything we do and everywhere we go. Without it, the civilized world as we know it would cease to function. Knowing what time it is, for the vast majority of us, is an absolute necessity.
Stop and think for a minute (there's that "time" thing again!) how many phrases we use in conversation or see in print that revolve around time and its passing. Here is a list, by no means definitive, of sayings which involve time. Feel free to add your own in the comment section.
Here we go!
- It's about time!
- Time out.
- Time flies when you're having fun.
- Time and time again.
- Timing is everything!
- All the time in the world . . .
- Don't waste your time!
- Time marches on . . .
- Time waits for no man.
- Working overtime.
- Wait a minute!
- Hold on a second!
Then, there is God's time.
Everlasting, eternal, unchanging; from age to endless age.
A thousand years in the blink of His eye. Or, a million. Or, a billion.
And, when it's our time to knock on Heaven's door, we won't need to check our watches.
God's timing is perfect . . .
I am thankful for the beauty of this day.
Psalms 87, 90 or 136
1 Maccabees 2:1-28