This morning I had my remote video monitoring program running, which allows me to keep an eye on our security cameras at our offices. I had it moving from camera to camera every three seconds, which meant that each image would be viewed, and refreshed, about every 40 seconds or so. I noticed something very interesting. The first image that would come up would be 40 seconds old, and then it would be replaced by the current image. As it was just after sunrise, there were lots of shadows, and what I would notice would be the very noticeable and observable “jump” in the shadows over 40 seconds. You could literally watch time passing.
This made me consider the fact that while we normally cannot “see” time passing in quite this way, it is, and quickly. I may have, on average, 30 more trips around the sun, or, if by good health and grace, 40 at the outside. Each year is going by faster and faster, so I cannot help but ponder the wisdom contained in these words:
It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart.
Oh the joy of service to Christ! When you do everything you do to His honor and glory, no matter what it is, you are walking in the early morning light of eternity itself, and the light will only grow brighter as you stay on the path toward the eternal city.