As we all travel down today’s path, how many of us pause to realize that all this can go in a flash, many a time beyond our control ? Unfortunately it is in man’s nature to plan a lot. Yet the purpose of planning waits to be seen. Some plan for the future, some to enjoy the present. No matter how concrete our plans go, sometimes we don’t even realize the fact that all these can be altered in a matter of seconds. Yet the beauty of human nature is that we still hope and pray that it happens the way we wish to see it go.
“Time is an illusion”-Albert Einstein.
From the physician who proposed the Theory of Relativity, Einstein had furthered the concepts of space and time. Interestingly, it is all conceptualized on relativity, speed of light and time. From time immemorial, man has been trying to understand time and its finer aspects. In our attempts to travel through time, innumerable theoretical concepts have been attempted, all to no avail. Unfortunately time doesn’t stick around long for it.
The human race is tied to time. Through all means, we try to keep account of time to fulfill our worldly dreams and desires. The concept of time has been problematical for scientists, philosophers, thinkers and even theologians. The theory and understanding of how “time” is employed in the divine scheme of things is also controversial.
Divine timing doesn’t follow the rules. Although we in our earnest prayers, hope and ask for the blessings; sometimes nothing makes any sense. And instead we land with another set of worries r problems as we see it. That’s when we should realize that true faith requires us to hand all our burdens over to the Lord and trust Him to do what’s best. True faith requires complete trust in Him and for that we have to fully follow the Christian path by His Word. Our time frame is set by our limits. Yet the Lord’s time frame is infinite. “8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)”
One of the greatest promises of the Lord, the gift of salvation doesn’t have a time limit. In the light of this fact, we have to realize that each day God gives is not for us to simply live it, but for us to become better. For if today there will be no time, tomorrow we may lack strength and the day after tomorrow there may not be us.
So instead of banking on the future time, live the life of Faith for today first. Along with the intense planning for the day; take time off for yourself , your loved ones and your Faith. Above all, instead of trying to count the clock and get lost in the mundane, do try to live the hours and do something that makes it all the worth.