What is the most used word in the English language? It is “time.” St. Augustine said, “Everyone knows what time is until you asked them to define it.” I think of time as the 4th dimension since it is what causes change to height, length and depth. I love how time seems to stop when I am doing something creative. I lose myself in thought only to find myself later on in a more real way.
Martin Luther the Reformer taught we should contemplate our physical death every day to keep things in perspective. I like to think of the last day of my life as coming towards me instead of my thinking I am moving towards it, i.e. the future is moving towards the past. This gives me a sense of calm to enjoy the here and now in a peaceful way, making the most of each day in a purposeful flow instead of an erratic busyness. As John Wesley used to say, “Make haste, but never be in a hurry.” My faith in an eternal, personal God allows me to experience eternity even while in a mortal frame. To say I am blessed would be an understatement.