Time flies! That is an old expression that appears to be true when we speak it but actually doesn’t really make sense. Time is constant. It continues at a regular pace.
And yet, it appears to be accurate, doesn’t it? I mean, time seems to faster now for me than it used to be. I remember as a kid in school how slow time seemed to move. Now it feels like it is speeding up.
Of course, as an adult, there are those times when I am bored with an activity that seems to crawl at incredible slowness. Today was one of those times. I couldn’t wait for jury duty to be over.
But, most of the time, time seems too move too quickly. I want to hold it and keep it right where it is especially when it comes to special times with family or special moments when God is moving in incredible ways.
It seems like yesterday when my kids were home with us and we were in the middle of diapers, ball games, school plays, meals at McDonalds, trips to the mall, dentist’s appointments, and a whole lot more. There was a whole lot of noise and craziness. We thought it would never end.
Now, all that has changed. The place is pretty quiet. I would love for a little bit of noise and a feeling that everything moved at a slower pace.
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” We need to live today! Time is not moving faster. We are! And the only way to slow time down is for us to slow down.
Today has amazing opportunities! Carpe diem! Seize the day!