We think of history as a single entity. Thousands of years, we compress into a single short word. And yet we realize that time is ultimately short and will come to a close. Giant volcanos will eventually explode. WWIII will break out sooner or later. Nuclear holocaust. Incurable pandemic. Mass extinction will happen at some point. Unless Christ returns before that.
But many of us (irrationally) think our personal time is long. I’ve got lots of good years left – unless the above things occur. I will be healthy – or live in constant anxiety. I will do. I will pursue. I will succeed.
It’s a farce. Christ may come tonight. This very hour.
WWIII may touch off before we wake up tomorrow bringing chaos in its wake.
But whether they do or not, our days – be they 100 years or 100 hours – are short and are given by God.
Just as time itself is short -- and given by God.
This reality is an urgent call for us to wake up and use our time for Christ, engage our world and communities while it is yet today. So, today, what are you doing?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.