The Highway of Time

Soul Snack 99/11...The Highway of Time

The acquiring of more time ihas acquired plague proportions within western Christianity.

Driven by a protestant work ethic that is now some centuries old, both the brevity of time and the paucity of rest weigh acutely upon the busy. Time has become the elusive, even absent friend of faith. Although faith still appeals for time, the voice of work is so much more demanding.

All are given the same amount of time. This is a most finite commodity, unable to be stretched, squashed or manipulated to suit an individual's circumstances. The restless and lazy alike live under the same time-enforcing sun.

Yet some have time for the Lord while others don't. Why is this?

Time and money are very similar. They can command you, or you can command them. They can master you or you can master them. Time either masters us or we master time.

Faith is the best tool to conquer the perennial and ubiquitous problem of insufficient time. Faith simply claims - If I trust God in my time now and stop with Him, He will pave a smooth highway of time to finish all that still remains. BUT He must come first.

Giving God your time now, trusts Him with your jobs then. Choose for what is better.

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me! Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. (Lk 10:38-42)

Today's Soul Snippet:

 "... those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength." (Is 40:31)