I have an old anniversary clock that hasn’t worked for at least 12 years. Why do I keep it? It brings back memories as far back as I can recall. It is from Mom and Dad. This clock is special to me, especially since I was only eight when he passed from this life. He just didn’t have enough time.
I own an Apple Watch; it’s amazing what all that thing can do. For sure, it keeps time and much more. ‘Seems we all live by our watch and time. We can watch the land and see the seasons change. We are aware of weather patterns and watch for them. Here in Louisiana, in the winter, when the rain is coming, we know it will turn cold soon, and we are watching for it. In the summer, if the sky is red in the morning, we know it will rain that day.
Johann, our German Shepherd, was a great watchdog. He was familiar with our activities and was always on the lookout, listening for a distant sound or unusual happening. If I said “watch,” Johann would run to the window to check everything out. Unlike my anniversary clock, he kept good time.
If we look and listen to the signs around us, we can see and hear many unusual happenings. The end time is upon us. Men’s hearts are failing them, and there are many problems with politics, crime, weather-related crises, and economics.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Roman 13:11)
“Be sober, be vigilant*; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1Peter 5:8)
*Noah Webster 1828 VIG’ILANT, a. [L. vigilans.] Watchful; circumspect; attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety.
We know our days are numbered. If we ever prayed, now is the time to pray more. If John the Baptist prepared the way of the Lord preaching repentance, we need to pray that the world sees the need for repentance. We need to stand in the gap, make up the hedge, and pray that God will give revelation to the lost and a spirit of revival with the outpouring of his Holy Spirit. Let us watch…
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16)
What are you doing with your time?