Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's (not) About Time!

Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students. ~ Robin Williams

Not really . . .

Time is neither the good, better, or best teacher -- time teaches us nothing. Neither has time killed any of its students. Students die intellectually by choice. Students die physically by Providence.

We can't blame time, or give credit to time for what we do or do not learn. Time is not responsible -- it is a passionless, harmless, speechless bystander as life's adventures and misadventures unfold. Time is neither on our side or our opposition.

Listen to what the apostle Paul said about time as he quoted an Old Testament prophet, Make a choice. Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation.

Time only defines the boundaries where life happens, and we can only live in the moment. Choices are the real substance -- they determine whether we truly learn, truly live, or truly die.

1 comment:

  1. Quite poignant, my friend. I felt a sigh of relief in my soul as I read your words. To me, they echo the passage where Jesus commands us not to worry. Though we are prone to fear it, time is a neutral bystander. We have no reason to fret, but when fear does creep in, we can remember the Lord's promises of eternity and conquer it another way.