Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

I love timelapse video.

(and Sigur Ros, the premier Icelandic band you hear in the background!)

I love it because it reminds me of how short life is. How minutes slip into hours. Hours slip into days. Days slip into weeks. And before you know it it has been a month since you called you called your mom or read your Bible or worked on that project or wrote a blogpost.

(I know I am guilty on all accounts. How about you?)

Last night at 180 we talked about how life is short...and we can't stop time...and everyone dies...and how everyone is going to spend eternity somewhere...and why that makes it so urgent for us to share our love and the truth about Jesus with the people around us.

Today, it reminds me of how much I need to make relationships - not activities - the priority. It reminds me how I need to look my children and my wife in the eyes and tell them I love them and that they are important to me and ask them how their life is?

(And then keep looking and really listen...)

So I guess this post is just a reminder for us to stop and breathe and listen. It is a challenge to share love and truth with the people around us. It is a call not to miss using those minutes and hours and days and weeks to follow the God who Created us all. He is waiting. He has eternity. We only have this moment....