The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. – Albert Einstein
Time is often seen as our enemy; rarely our ally and always a kind of governor or manager overseeing what we do. We waste it, we blame it, and can never quite capture enough of it to be fully satisfied. For each person has but 24 hours a day and seven days a week: no matter whether you’re in the 1% or 99.
I have not been posting these past couple of months because of my own battles with time. I hope to begin again, and even post some simple things (like sermons) in the future, but right now… I just can’t find the time.
What has been taking up this time, you say? Well, all the regulars of course… being a husband, a dad, work, preparing sermons, trying to have friends and even (occasionally) trying to exercise. But on top of all that… we bought a house. And well… one day I will share the story of this house buying process (a testament of God’s greatness and unmerited favor toward us, ie “grace”), but let me just say this… it took a lot of time. And as we work to restore and repair and renovate… it will take time. And as Rebecca is 3 days past her due date with our new little one on the way, we will be spending some serious quality, family time.
Now, I have not experienced the sort of fear and devastation expressed by David in Psalm 31, but let me (and you) say with him:
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
Sure, we can wrestle with time, but we serve the God who made it; and who has our time in His hand. Praise God that we have Him to trust in! Let time not be a battle but an exercise in our faithfulness to the One who made us.
And so… I must again bid you farewell. Hopefully it won’t be too long. And to you it may not matter, but it has mattered greatly to me, and so I look forward to my next post… whenever that may be.