Fast... Faster... Fastest!

Men have always had a love affair with speed. The faster they can go - first with horses, then with cars and now with space shuttles - the happier they are. Speed has increased to the point where we have moved from measuring events by the calendar (years, months, weeks) to often measuring them in nanoseconds (one billionth of a second) to reflect how fast things are moving.

The Bible character Job highlighted a speed that none of us is too happy with – the pace of life! Back then, the fastest object Job had to compare his life to was the shuttle used by a weaver to create a piece of cloth (Job 7:6). A skilled weaver could sling the shuttle back and forth at eye-blurring speed. Job’s lament was that his days seemed to be going by as quickly as that shuttle.

The longer we live, the faster time seems to go by. The events of life seem to stack up more rapidly; the future side gets shorter and shorter. All too often, we run out of time!

This should motivate us to invest our time wisely. As the days speed by like a weaver's shuttle, make sure you accomplish each day what the Lord wants you to do. If you are putting essential things off until “someday” – like getting right with God and pleading for His salvation – stop delaying. Attend to them now.

“Someday” will be here and gone before you know it. The days of your life are being played out as rapidly as the fast-moving weaver’s shuttle. Someday the shuttle will be still. Don’t be caught unprepared for the great eternity. Make sure when the cloth of your life is finished that no vital threads are missing – that you have turned from your sin and trusted in Christ alone for salvation (cf. 2 Corinthians 6:2).

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