It’s All About Timing (Part 2)

     “Old man, Time” is quite the teacher and we need to learn all we can from him in our allotted time here. George Santayana warns us: “Those who can’t remember times past are condemned to repeat it.” And Henry Ford encourages us: “Don’t waste time finding fault, find a solution.” It’s all about timing. Then from Louis Mann: “The past is present in the future,” which is a lot like the phrase on a federal building in Washington, D.C.: “The past is prologue to the future.” All we can do with time past is to learn from it – the good and the bad. History is prone to repeat itself, but maybe we can figure out how to make it better. 

     The ever-present moment is all the time we ever really have. That’s why we shouldn’t put off ‘til tomorrow what we may do today…to strike while the iron is hot, because tide and time stops for no man. Where does time go, and when did it begin? Time started when “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1) and time will end on the “last day.” (John 6:40, 44) (also known as “the day of Judgement” (Mt. 12:36)). So, “use it or lose it” is more truly spoken of ‘time’ than anything else.

         TIME WAS  is past – it’s behind the veil.

         TIME IS  is ours – use it wisely and well.

         TIME FUTURE  is not – and may never be.

         TIME PRESENT  – is the only time for me.

     Yesterday is a canceled check and tomorrow’s only a promissory note. We will always have enough time if we use it wisely and well. It’s mostly true that “time heals all wounds,” but at some point, time will end and the need for that kind of healing will end; time as we know it now will be no more. Then, a stupendous eternity awaits those prepared!

-John Driggers (3/11/2024, V6 #11)

All we can do with time past is to learn from it – the good and the bad. History is prone to repeat itself, but maybe we can figure out how to make it better. 

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