Psalm 90:4 “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.”
A DIFFERENT CLOCK
Have you ever been awake all night listening to the clock tick? Boy, I have. Some nights I am awake more than I am asleep. But I have found those nights to be sweet times with the Lord. That’s a whole other story.
This verse, especially the last phrase, reminded me of that. God’s clock runs different than ours. He can see all of eternity at the same time. Our finite minds can’t comprehend that, nor could we handle it if we could. We simply have to trust that time is in His hands, not ours.
Teaching time to our children is a challenge, isn’t it? Do you remember learning to tell time on the old analog clocks? Now everything is digital, but the challenge of understanding time is still there. Our children have to learn to look at time with Biblical eyes though. Time isn’t just time. It’s a spot on the line of eternity.
Do some math with your kids. Count up the number of seconds in a minute, then an hour, then a day, then a week, then a month, then a year and then since they have been born. That will blow their minds. Every second counts. Teach them to make the most of each second.
But, are you doing that? Are you aware of how much time you waste watching tv or piddling around? I am guilty of that. Show your kids by your actions that time is important to you and to the Lord.