It’s About Time!

Our lives are wrapped up in and revolve around time.  Time is a part of our culture and nomenclature.

We live in time zones– Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time, Mountain Time, Pacific Time.  Atlantic Time.  There’s something called Greenwich Mean Time and Universal time.  We have solar time and atomic time. And then there’s Day Light Savings Time!

We get up in the morning and look at the clock to see what time it is.  The coffee pot has a timer so we don’t waste time.  We put on a time piece, so we can tell the time.

We get to work on time, take a time card and punch the time clock.  Pretty soon it is break time, then noon time.  The boss asks us to work overtime, if we have time, which is fine, because we make time and a half.

We worry about our drive time on the way home.  In the meantime, the kids enjoy play time, but not nap time.  And we teach them to tell time.  All the while we’re looking forward to supper time.  But before you know it, it’s bedtime. So we take time to read the kids a story that begins, “Once upon a time…” Hopefully we make time for prayer time.

We try to save time, buy time, and find time.  We’re told not to waste time.  It would be a sin to kill time.

We ask, “Do you have time?”  “What’s the time?”  “Is there time?”

At the same time, we mark time, make time, and keep time.

We pass time, try to gain time. At one time, we were ahead of time, but in no time, we find ourselves up against time and now we’ve gotten behind time.

Of course, some people are just “behind the times.”

We make excuses and say, “I ran out of time” Or “I loss track of the time”  “I didn’t have time.”  Or sarcastically whine, “What time?”  Our Problem is time and time again, we allow time killers to steal our time.

We use timers, time sheets, time pieces, and time tables,

We can’t even run from the time on vacation.  We stay in time shares. Or go to New York City and visit Times Square.  Naturally, there’s a big clock there.  But we have a whale of a time.

We say something is time-tested, or time-worn, or even timeless.

Our cars have timing belts or timing chains.

Our voice mails have a time stamp.

Bank vaults have a time lock.

Elected officials serve time limits.

Song leaders keep the time or beat  time.

And we all know of people serving time.

We go to the bank and get a time loan.

We speak of being in a time warp.

We have time bombs, time capsules, and time charts.

We fantasize of traveling to the past or future in a time machine.

We even read Time magazine.

Medicines are time released. Your camera has time exposure.  Of course, with some things there is a time lag, or a time-lapse.

We attend a big time athletic event and they have time clocks, time keepers and time outs.

In church services, we want to get out on time, if the preacher will watch the time, and announcements don’t take too much time.

And of course, our values are time-honored.  They have been from time immemorial.

Yes, as you can see we all live in a time span or a time frame.  And some folks are living on borrowed time.

If you’re pressed for time, you may think this blog is too time consuming.

But as I run out of time, because we all know that time flies, let me close with something timely from the Word of God

“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11)

Timeless advice,  eh?

                                        –Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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4 responses to “It’s About Time!

  1. Ken Green

    In Zimbabwe I have heard the words, “Americans all have watches but they don’t have time.”

  2. Becky Miller

    I love your preacher blog. I am so glad my parents shared it with me. I will take time to read it each time you take time to blog.

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