The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell us when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own: live, love, toil with a will; place no faith in tomorrow for the clock may then be still. Author unknown.
I would add, we have two clocks to live by, the physical one, and the spiritual one. The physical clock is limited in nature, it has all the elements listed above, and a little more. Not only is it time to live, love and toil, but it’s a time to believe in our creator. A physical existence is merely a small evidence of life, soon forgotten after it ends. Like a blade of grass, it comes and then it dies, everything has an end. Our purpose in life is missed, because we’ve focused upon the trivial things and not the most important element of all, Christ our savior.
The spiritual clock is started once we discover its existence and believe it’s truly there. It requires no winding, or tuning, only loving care. It ticks away into eternity, noticing no changes of our appearance. God’s grace is the clocks hands guiding us day by day through this world of toil and cares.
While one clock winds down, the other gives life to those whom God has found. When the physical stops, the spiritual gains momentum, tuned to the power of the universe and its creator, and will never stop again.
In Loving memory, to Bob Kluin, died 03/01/2014.