Tick tock, tick tock; goes the old grandfather clock as it counts down the hours, minutes, and seconds until the next chime. For some a very familiar sound while others have never seen or heard the sound of a grandfather clock.
Sometimes the hardest thing we contend with is time, there never seems to be enough or there seems to be to much; either way time can be a concern. Time is relevant to every facet of our lives.
We are told in the book of life there is a time to be born, a time to die; a time to laugh, a time to cry; a time to sow, and a time to reap. Once in a while the mechanisms used to measure time slows down and stops.
This requires winding them or replacing the batteries, however; time itself doesn’t stop moving forward. It continues to march at a steady pace not being deterred by the desires of man. Centuries have passed since 3 crosses dotted the landscape.
Elevated on a hilltop, 3 stood accused; one innocent of the charges, but he willingly accepted the verdict of death at the hand of the enemy to free those who were lost and enslaved. It was on that hill that time seemed to stand still.
Nature cried out as it’s creator gave his last breath for the breaching of the gap between creature and creator. Death rejoiced for it was victorious, there seem to be no hope left for the lost. The enemy did his happy dance thinking the fight was over and he could claim the prize.
It was the eve before the Sabbath when the only son of God was placed in a the hillside tomb. The sun set and rose again, on the third day so did the crucified one. Death held his head in surprise, he had been defeated.
The enemy vowed this is not the end , the fight has just begin; time to prepare for war. The battle is still raging, we are the prize; the enemy does whatever he can to influence our lives. He has no control unless you allow him in.
Once you listen to his voice the darkness and blindness will begin. Time is counting down, soon the creator will come again; where will you stand when he returns? Do you find this a hard question to answer?
If so it’s time for life reflection, change of heart and submission to the Love of the Lamb who shed his blood for all who will except his gift of Salvation. Soon the clock will stop and time will be no more. Only those who choose the right path will experience life eternally.
My reflection as I sit by the pool of grace.