As some of you know, I celebrated my 80th birthday this last week. What can one say when he is 80 but where did all that time go? Time surely flies! That’s the subject of today’s devotional. May it help you use it wisely. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
“Years seem to spin round, especially as we grow older. I thought, when I was a boy, that a year was a very long time; but, now, one scarcely seems to have time to kiss his hand before it is Christmas day again…. Time flies very rapidly as years advance upon us; it appears even to quicken its pace, though it does not really go any faster than it used to do. It will be but a short while, and you, my dear hearer, if you die without Christ, will find that God is not slack concerning his threatening, — that, though he seems to tarry in longsuffering, yet he comes in due season after all; and when he comes, — ah! when the last trumpet rings out, and the great white throne is set, and the angels gather in solemn pomp to the tremendous judgment of the grand assize, you will find that the time, which seemed long enough, proved all too short, while the eternity, which you despised, you will dread with such despair as we cannot even imagine now. Forever, forever, forever, forever lost!” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 271]