What Day Is It Again and Where Am I? Okay, you know the old saying, "Life moves at the speed of light"? Well, I can attest that the saying definitely still applies today, whatever day today is. You see, last thing I remember it was the beginning of August. Next thing I know I look around, and according to the calendar, it is now the END of August. Wait a minute, where did an ENTIRE month *poof* to? The thing about the passage of time is the perception of its passage. One minute will always contain 60 seconds. That is never changing. Just like God. He is never changing. Yet, it’s our perception of those 60 seconds that changes, based upon the happenings and goings on in our lives. One second appears to move as slow as molasses on Christmas morning and another appears to move as quickly as a $5 pair of Levi’s at Dillard’s. Now, doesn’t that seem very similar to how we view God’s answers to our prayers? Yet, God isn’t bound by time, or by our perception of its passage. God exists outside both time and space, eternally existing and unchanging. When the trial I’m enduring seems to have no end in sight, my perception of time’s passage is one of "sheesh, I didn’t know grass could grow so slowly." Conversely, when life is all cherries and rainbows, my time perception shifts to one of "whoa there lil’ doggies, let’s slow this roll!" We want to enjoy the cherries and speed through the pits. I’ll close with this – remember that God’s Ways are not ours, nor are His Thoughts. For Him, one day is but a wisp in His Perception. Much love in Christ. V
I remember an experiment where two people were asked to help gauge the passing of time. One person was asked to peel potaotes and the other was given a back massage. Now after five minutes, they were both asked to estimate the passage of time. Guess which one thought they had been there for fifteen minutes, and which one thought they had only been there four ? Ahhh you are so clever , yes indeed the "chore",seemed to go on for ever.
In HIS time.. he will make everything perfect and right and whole again.
But hey I have to agree with you.. August where have you gone my friend?
Did you see that movie "Click" with Adam Sandler and a magic remote control where he could pause time and speed through the pits? ...You're reminding me of that. A friend of mine worked out that each passing year always feels shorter because every additional year in our life is always a smaller proportion in relation to our entire lifetimes. One year is a whole lifetime for a one year old but half a lifetime to a two year old and so... and it seemed like January just last month! Hmmmm...
Oh this is so true! I'd never thought about that Doulos!
It can be difficult to remember when we're in the "pit" but this is just one brief moment in the whole scheme of things.
It is also true that the time leading up to some event you are really looking forward to seems to take forever but then when it finally arrives it is gone in a flash. That is why anticipation is such a Godly thing. Without it, all of the truly great things in life would go unnoticed.
[quote=doulos]Did you see that movie "Click" with Adam Sandler and a magic remote control where he could pause time and speed through the pits? ...You're reminding me of that. A friend of mine worked out that each passing year always feels shorter because every additional year in our life is always a smaller proportion in relation to our entire lifetimes. One year is a whole lifetime for a one year old but half a lifetime to a two year old and so... and it seemed like January just last month! Hmmmm...[/quote]
Sia, I love that movie because it has such a great message for those who look beyond just the "funniness" of Adam Sandler.
Great reminder that we are not in control, and that when we attempt to be in control, things go terribly awry.
First, speaking of Adam Sandler movies (I do love most of his) do not see "funny people" it will assult a Christian on multiple levels.
And then, to Happy. What a great representation of this phenomenon. I remember the 6 months before my wedding. Time seemed to go by at a normal rate, until the last month. Then it slowed down, until even water seemed be as thick as molasses. Then the day of it seemed to be a blur until we were at the drive through at BK after the reception.
Be blessed all!
The late genious Einstien said that time curbs where there's a big 'maess'. Time natually goes slower when there is big mess. Then minutes seem endless in the doctors office and traffic jam...A science perspective for the day on the subject of time...
Hubby and I were talking last night about what is the worst thing about growing older. We decided that it is that time moves so quickly now. In the blink of an eye today is yesterday. We spend so much of our lives going uphill slowly, but the down hill side seems to be going much too fast.