Y...is for Years


What an enigma. Our life is ruled by time - the passing of minutes, hours, days, months, years - all set in place by God at creation.

Did you know that there is nothing in the movement of earth and sun and moon that gives us the measurement of a week? God made the week of 7 days. Throughout the Bible, we see groups of seven - the number of completion.

Time can appear to crawl when we are bored or if we are waiting for something exciting to happen. When we are children, it seems to take forever for Christmas to come.

Time flashes by when we are busy or when we are dreading something. It seems the older we are the faster time passes.

A day still have 24 hours (no matter if we move the hands back an hour for DST or not) and a year still has 365 days. So why does time go by faster and faster?

Today is Abel's birthday, my youngest child. I look back to the day he was born and wonder when my baby became a man. Time marches on year by year. Where does time go? It doesn't seem so long ago that I was a child myself. Not only have become a wife and mother, I am now a grandmother! Did my grandparents and parents feel this as they grew older?

Today is also my father's 77th birthday. I remember when he turned 30 years old. I was only five, and he said told me that I was 1/6 his age. Over the years, we figured the differences; at age 25, I was 1/2 his age, and at 50 I was 2/3 his age. He teases that someday we'll be the same age. Mathematically, it appears to be going that way.

There will be a day when we will be the same age. In eternity, there will be no more time, no more birthdays. There will be no differences. We will be the same. I look forward to that eternal day when there will be no more time. Each day brings us closer and closer.

My mother sings this song at each of our birthdays. It seems very appropriate to my thoughts today.

"Sweeter as the years go by,
Sweeter as the years go by.
Richer, fuller, deeper,
Jesus' love is sweeter;
Sweeter as the years go by."

Ordinary Lives. From a 2 z 4 u & me

PS Those of you who are Faithwriters, Abel is now a member. Please welcome him into FW.


Anonymous said...

Good post! Sometimes
I think of the passing of
time, and wonder where
it went. Happy Birthdays,
Mr. Beverly and Abel!


Laury said...

Time is a very funny thing, for sure. Happy birthday, guys! Hope they both have an awesome day!


Barbara Lynn Culler said...

The song "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof comes to mind@

Niki Turner said...

You know, I never noticed how much time seems to speed up until my grandson was born at the end of April. All of a sudden, time seems to by flying along!

Sparrow said...

Seems like the older I get, the faster time flies. And really, the old you get the less percentage each minutes is of your life... so in a way it almost does speed up.


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