The passing of time

Linda's Lines

Linda Wegner

Who of us hasn’t uttered or heard the following words: What time is it? What time do we have to leave? When?

The list goes on but here are a few quotes from folks with more profound thoughts on the subject.

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“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” Bruce Lee

Here’s one that really struck me: “Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.” Jim Bishop.

Quotes are nearly as abundant as the time it’s taken me to decide what to write about this week but my thoughts on the topic came about as I draw close to heading to Saskatchewan to attend the wedding of our second-oldest granddaughter. Can that really be? Seems like it was just a winter ago when a picture of her being pulled in a sled by her mother (both bundled up against the snow) was published in a local newspaper. Like the speed of light, or so it seems, she’s grown up, graduated from high school, university and now nurses in a Saskatchewan hospital. Even harder to believe is that her sister is older than her….and our first-born, their father… we’ll leave it at that.

Jesus’ disciples certainly struggled with the predictions of His death and resurrection and the only reason we can comprehend what we do, is that we view them in a rear-view mirror. They tried to imagine something that was to them in the future; we, read about it as a well-documented past event.

With the passing of each day, we’re closer to Home and the celebration of being in His presence where time no longer matters. In the meantime, we’re exhorted to wisdom.

“Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.” Psalm 90:12

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