Tick Tock Goes the Clock
As my thirty-seventh celebration is quickly approaching I've seen a trend in my life. It seems that after I turned thirty-five I have been developing a fascination, possible borderline obsession with time and aging.
We've all heard it said countless times before, "time goes by so fast", or, "where has the time gone". As I, and I presume everyone else, gets older - time does seem to escape me. I look back on events with my friends and family and it feels like it wasn't that long ago before realizing it's been a decade or more since that happened.
It's something we certainly have no control over. Time continues to march faithfully on, never missing a beat. My nieces, whom are already teenagers preparing to drive have gotten to this point way too fast. So much has changed in so little time and the perceived rate of the flow of time is only going to continue to exponentially accelerate.
People look older - I look older. It's amazing how we change so quickly with the ravages of time. It can be a depressing topic, luckily we have hope. The Fountain of Youth - Jesus Christ. Through his death, burial and resurrection, He has prepared a way for us and our loved ones to have eternal life. A never-ending life with perfected bodies.
If it weren't for the hope of our adoption into the Kingdom of Heaven I would have no hope at all. We have no control over time - it is constantly pulling us toward our inescapable meeting with our Maker. Whether you live another hundred years our another hundred heartbeats, that meeting will be here before you know it. Thankfully we do have control over our future and where we choose to spend eternity.