Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Rushing about - a busy life!

Sometimes there is just not enough time to do everything. Sometimes we spend time, trying to use our timesaving gadgets to create time, if they don’t work we have wasted our time and had a frustrating time and we end up losing time. We take a very long time trying to get everything done in time. Then we hope to be back in time for a relaxing or good time with the family (family time.  Time impacts on nearly every aspect of our lives. Why is it so precious?

Well, it’s a scarce commodity. We try to pack so much into our lives. There is always so much we need to do, so much we want to do and with the emergence of social media so much we feel under pressure to do. We get the impression that everyone else is doing so much more than us and that we are missing out.

Yet sometimes we need to take a ‘time out’ and just revaluate what is important and what is not. We can spend years chasing after things that in the grand scheme of things is actually a waste of time. The Bible says that our lives are finite, we all recognise that. In fact, Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America wrote in 1789, ‘…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The Bible states that our lives are just like a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. We are warned not to not boast about tomorrow, for we do not know what a day may bring forth. So, because our lives are for a limited time, it is important that we ensure that we fill them with the things that really are important.

Family is important, friends are also, it is also critical that we ensure that we do what we know to be right.  However, Psalm 100 reminds us that, ‘…the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and … we are His.’ The Bible is saying that we are not our own, God who designed us has plans for us that we could never devise, so who better to trust in than our Maker.

You may be thinking why should I trust God all the time. The reason is tremendous, we should because God cares for us more than we will ever be able to imagine. We can only really think in terms of time and even then, we struggle to really comprehend much more than a lifetime. God has always existed, He’s always been there. It’s hard for us to understand but He dwells outside of time, in Eternity.

God’s care for us can be shown in one of the greatest facts in all the universe. It’s this - when God looked at us in our sin and rebellion, He hated our sin, yet loved us as sinners! Words are easy, we use them all the time. God who cannot lie put His words into action in the most amazing way. We read in first John, ‘That the Father has sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.’

What does this mean? Well God who dwelt in perfect fellowship with His Son, and had for all eternity, sent Him from Heaven into this world for us. He left eternity and stepped into time. God became a man, a perfect man that He might suffer for us, pay the price for our sin so through faith in Jesus Christ we could be forgiven. He left eternity, came into time, so that we might be able to enter eternity with Him for ever. It was God’s rescue mission for sinful mankind. What an amazing God can be ours!

So, the greatest thing we can do in time is accept Jesus Christ as Saviour. But it is important that we be in time. It is often the weightiest decision that we put off. The Bible implores us to ensure that the most crucial decision is made before it is too late, 2 Corinthians declares, ‘Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.’  When we spend time with God it is always for our blessing, when we take time to ask for our sins to be forgiven and to thank Him for His Son then that is the best use of time that you will ever find, it will affect our whole eternity.

Written by Stuart Scammell for Messages with Meaning and published by Your542day

No comments

Blogger Template Created by pipdig