DayBreaks for 09/26/13 – You Can’t Make Any More
What God has allowed scientists to discover and learn to do is incredible. Think of all the advances in just the last 100 years: jet engines, all sorts of improvements in travel, rockets that have taken people to the moon – and back, satellites that have traversed the entire solar system and are well on their way out into deep space (but still telling us about their journey), the power of the atom, electricity, computers, artificial intelligence, artificial limbs, laser surgery, stents, by-passes, organ transplants…what a huge, long list it would be to try to list it all. And that’s just in the past 100 years.
We’ve figured out how to generate larger harvests of food. We’ve figured out how to make fresh water from salty water. We’ve made drones the size of mosquitoes to spy on enemies. We’ve made ships larger than the ancients could have ever imagined.
It is amazing. For some reason, today it really came home to me: there is one thing that you just can’t do: you cannot find a scientist anywhere in the world who can create one more second in a day, one more minute in a week, or one more hour in a lifetime. Time is finite. There is only so much of it each day no matter what you do. Scientists can’t create time. Politicians, in spite of their promises, can’t create it or legislate it. Doctors can’t do it. No one can.
We just don’t appreciate how valuable time is. Sure, we pay a mechanic $70 an hour or so, a doctor or lawyer a lot more than that, but time itself is priceless.
James 4:14 (NLT) How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
People, time is running out. Your time. My time. Everyone’s time is running out. And you just can’t make any more of it.
Are you spending your time wisely? Are you telling those you love about Jesus?
PRAYER: We are so in denial about the brevity of our lives, Lord! Awaken us, shake us out of our apathy and foolish denial so we can tend to the things and people in life that are truly important! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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