Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will enver pass away. Matthew 24: 35
Can you believe it’s June already? I don’t know where May went…it seems like it was just Easter! But Spring isn’t the only season that’s gone by in a blur. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but the months and years seem to be be flying by faster and faster. When you are five years old, a year is one fifth of a lifetime–that’s a long time; but when you’re fifty, a year is only one-fiftieth, a tiny fraction of a lifetime. Does that account for the fast-forward perception of time?
In any event, I woke up this morning thinking: It’s June already. Before you know it, summer will be over…the Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then another year! Yes,I know my mind was getting carried away, but I was left with a vague sense of urgency. The years are going by awfully fast and since I’m past middle-aged, the end is probably closer than the beginning. I need to get busy. I’ve only scratched the surface of what I want to write about. What if I don’t have enough time to share all the things I want to through my writing? I felt like I needed to hurry up and write this morning!
Then I remembered that Nikos Kazantzakis said, “God, it seems, is never in a hurry, while we are always in a hurry.” A sigh of relief. Yes. All time is God’s. Jesus reminds us that, while all created things will pass away, God and His Word are eternal. I don’t need to worry about the rest. I’ll have all the time I need to say and do whatever God has in mind for me to say and do. So will you.
Prayer: Lord, help me rest secure in Your Eternal Word of Love.
Reflection for sharing: When life seems to be going too fast, what helps you slow down and live?