So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. (Psalms 90:12)

In 1972 Jim Croce (one of my favorites) wrote the song “Time In A Bottle”. It was a beautiful ode to his wife upon his learning of her pregnancy. The song talks about saving and cherishing every moment of life and concludes with “But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them”.

Time. A most precious commodity. No man can buy it. No government can control it. No force can stop it. We can’t reverse it, store it up, or give it away. All we can do with time is make the most of what is given to us.

Most everywhere I go, at least in Christian circles, the conversation turns to whether we are seeing the signs of THE last days; many feel we are. If we are, if the day of the Lord is near, should we not then be asking ourselves – “What should I be doing with my time? Am I making the most of every moment? Should the Lord come today, would He find me with a full lantern and a trimmed wick?”

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