TIME: The clock starts at conception… and stops at death. A young friend of mine died of a heart attack over a recent weekend while hiking at age 49. My Father broke every rule of good health, and died at age 89. I read recently where a young Mother lost her only child to a hit-and-run drunk driver. My wife and I lost our best friend last year from cancer, and five months later… his wife died from a stroke, while attending the funeral of my brother-in-law. It’s said that Methuselah lived 969 years.
We don’t know our date and time; but God does. “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4.
It would be more fruitful, then …to use our time wisely, honestly, selflessly…and joyfully. There is ‘just so much time allotted to each of us,’ and to misuse it would be out of character of God’s will.
Let us be reminded…Ephesians 5:15-20 – Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.