It disappears. Where does it go? It gets used up leaving memories behind. Memories of time spent in ways that cannot be changed. Time vanishes and memories will too, except for those recorded by those who were there.
“That which was from the beginning, (Jesus) which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life – the life was made manifest (revealed), and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us – that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ . And we write these things so that our joy may be complete.” (1 John 1:1-4)
For me, that is a very good reason to listen to what they had to say. Fellowship.
Redeem The Time While You Can.
The amount of time is limited to each of us, yet it is often spent without thought to its value. That is until things start to show wear. When that sag, wrinkle or thinning hairs appear time rudely declares its reality. Perhaps it is only then that this gift is appreciated and treated with the care and attention it deserves.
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16) We are told not to be foolish, “but understand what the will of the Lord is.” We are not to spend our life in a stupor, “but be filled with the Spirit.” Joyful and thankful for “all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.” (Ephesians 5:15-21)
Making The Most of Your Time.
King Solomon gives the best advice I have ever heard or read concerning the use of our time. “I know there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man that eats and drinks see good in all his labor – it is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13) Take his word to heart. Be joyful, do good and enjoy that labor God has given you. It is a gift.
The labor God has given to our house has been writing on Facebook and athistable.net. Matching photos with thoughts has been both challenging and joyful. This will be the last post for “At His Table” as we are creating something new. “His Family Table” will be coming soon. Vicki’s daughter Valaree has joined us at His table to help create a blog providing broader Christian interests and greater web exposure. I’m hoping that other family members will participate from time to time.
Why the shadow? Too many wrinkles! Time has shouted its presence.