A Year of Time. . . . . . . .

A Year of Time. . . . . . . .
Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove
discomforting, it is not a bad idea—especially at the beginning of
a new year.
As we look into <year> we look at a block of time. We see 12
months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes,
31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done
nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we
breathe, time comes to us as a part of life.

The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each
person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and
weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four
hours every day.
Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it.
There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time
marches on.
And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone.
Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is
uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but
we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it.
Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can
waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or,
as good stewards, we can invest it in the kingdom of God.
The New Year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you
be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute
count and focus on everything God wants, needs and desires for
you to do?