Time is a present. As King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, KJV). The book of James, states, “Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (James 4:14, ESV). Time is the most valuable commodity we possess, yet we do not own time. The time that has passed, we cannot take back and will never come back. We can only learn from time’s past. Tomorrow’s time is not guaranteed and really never comes, because tomorrow’s time disappears and is always replaced with today. The only thing that really counts is the present. So, what are we to do with the present time called today?
1. Value our time
2. Manage our time
3. Maximize our time
4. Respect other’s time
The present time will ultimately determine the process and decisions of time’s past but also the hope and pursuit of tomorrow’s future. Nevertheless, at the end of each night and at the waking of each morning, time is a present!