“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
I spoke yesterday on the Electronic Arts (EA) campus in the auditorium that was under my management when it was built. That was a long time ago and it was fun to be back in that venue and see how it has held up. It didn’t really look any older and I am sure that if the walls could talk, that I don’t look any older either? Ha! Time teaches us lessons. The poet Delmore Schwartz wrote, “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn”. Time does teach us a lot. If we don’t think that is true, scrounge around old emails or notes and look how far we have come in thinking, communicating and overall perspective. Time can be our friend, if we let it.
To think that the entirety of eternity is planted within our hearts, but we just can’t access it without our earthly time being up. I know I sometimes question the use of our time. It’s not at all guaranteed that our earthly time will be what we hoped or expected, but our heavenly time comes with full warranty, even if we end up accessing it sooner than we planned. Until then, let’s let time be a schooling for us on how we can do the most to glorify God with the time we have been given.
Reference: Ecclesiastes 3:11 (New Living Translation)