Wayne Weekly “Tic-Toc”
Written by Teddy on March 18, 2016
My wife Evie has had a thing for clocks. I wouldn’t say she is a collector or anything, but let’s just say that when we switch from standard time to day light savings time, or visa versa, it becomes labor intensive.
Most of her clocks are battery operated, a few are wind-up. Some are anniversary gifts, others birthday and Christmas. Some are mantle types, others are monstrosities that she discovered at Hobby Lobby and Pier One Import. Some are wood, some are metal. Some audibly declare tic-toc, others are pretty much silent. Clocks and more clocks, but all do the same thing…they keep time (more or less).
We measure our daily fleeting existence by the movement of hands or digital numbers. Time is always moving forward, clocks just help us to pinpoint where we’re at in a given moment. If a clock runs down or its batteries go dead, time still marches on. We can’t stop it.
The Bible tells us to “redeem the time because the days are evil”, that is make best use of time while we have the freedom and ability to do so. The Word declares “Life is brief, it’s even a vapor that vanishes away”.
The Lord puts much value on the time that we are given on earth. It’s become increasingly clearer to me as I move forward in the continuum of life that each day is a gift from God, and He has a purpose for giving that day to me.
We can waste time, or we can treasure it. That doesn’t mean that each moment has to be intensely purposeful, that would be crazy. But it does mean that we are to recognize the moments we call life on earth. It does mean, however, that we should not take the time we have been given for granted.
My house has many clocks, but they all measure just one single stream of earthly time assigned to me by God.