Jesus Christ existed before time. He is the Lord over time. Yet out of love for us, He stepped into the limits of time to model for us a life pleasing to God and die for us so that we might be empowered to live such a life.
Time is only meaningful to us because we are not self-sufficient and eternal as Jesus is. We are finite beings, who at the end of the day are dependent upon God whether we acknowledge it or not. Every breath we take, the intricate functions taking place in our bodies, and a myriad of other miraculous events, big and small, happening daily, are evidence of this truth.
Ephesians 5:1-19 tells us to make the most of every opportunity we have been given, to use our time wisely. To live as children of the light, walking in the path of love as Christ did, praising God and uplifting others with song. To have nothing to do with the darkness.
God knows why each of us are here on this earth. He has made us for His purposes. As we depend on Him, using time wisely and walking in light of the truth, that Jesus came, died on the cross and rose again with all power, we can and will fulfill our purpose, pleasing Him as Christ did.
Lord, thank You for the gift of time. I realize that my life is in Your hands and that You have given me the time I have for a reason, to bring glory to You. How often I have taken this time for granted and failed to honor You. Please forgive me. In Jesus’ name, amen.