Every birthday brings us closer to the realization that we are rushing toward a day when we’ll stand before our maker. Not everyone would agree, some might say there is nothing beyond this life but rest…that death is death and silence in the grave proves it. My belief is that I do not live in the land of the living but in the land of the dying and death brings a release into eternity that promises:
“no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” – Revelation 21
As I think about the value of time I’m haunted – occassionally – that I’m a waster of time. I think about the hours spent doing things that have not proved me to be a better person, to have advanced my character or aided me in making a difference in the world. I am certain that this is true for most people and I suspect that it has to do with our propensity to take the road of least resistance. We are creatures of comfort. I also suspect that we are this way because we do not entirely appreciate or understand the value of time.
Consider the question; “if this were your last day on life what would you do?”
Immediately our lens focus changes and we think about people we should talk to, places we would visit, loose ends we would tie up. I have a friend who works here who knows she’s dying. When I talked to her it was a very different conversation. There was focus to her living.
I wonder at times if we could buy and sell time on the stock market what would it sell for? My guess is that it would far out value Apple stock.
Well that’s my thought for today….