1 Thessalonians, Part 18: Time and Seasons
Due to my poor eyesight, I cannot see the digital clock in our bedroom. Every morning, the first thing out of my mouth is an inquiry about the time. Time is very important to me.
Usually, I wake up every morning around 6:30 a.m. (I am an early riser). After a quick breakfast, I write my schedule for the day.
Bible study 7:30-8:30
Morning walk 8:45-9:45
Write for website 10:05-11:30 …
You get the idea.
This summer, we vacationed in a little cabin in northern Michigan. Much to my chagrin, the cabin did not have a working clock. I was flabbergasted. How would I be able to schedule my vacation without knowing the time?
At first I struggled with the whole time issue; I never realized how often I checked my phone … until it didn’t work. The internet is dicey at best in northern Michigan. But, after a few days, I sank into a delightful rhythm.
Time?? Who needs to know the time? A pox upon all clocks and time pieces, I thought with reckless abandon. We ate when we were hungry and slept when we were tired. I was no longer ruled by
and the tock
The tyranny of time.
While Jesus does not want us to be ruled by the tyranny of time, He does want us to have a sense of urgency about the time and the seasons. All time is moving towards an awe inspiring event – the Day of the Lord. What do the times and seasons tell us about this day? How can we prepare for this crucial event? Please click on the link below for more information.