What time is it now?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - RELIGION - BY REV. DAVID FILSINGER

(Eccl 3:1-8 NIV) There is a time for ev­ery­thing, and a sea­son for ev­ery ac­tiv­ity un­der heaven: {2} a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to up­root, {3} a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, {4} a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, {5} a time to scat­ter stones and a time to gather them, a time to em­brace and a time to re­frain, {6} a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, {7} a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, {8} a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Ev­ery per­son is given the gift of time. Com­mon phrases such as “my, how time flies” or “I never seem to have enough time” can be heard from many peo­ple through­out the day.

If you are a child the lan­guage of time is fre­quent: It’s time to go to bed, it’s time for school or it’s time for supper.

As an adult, it seems like time passes quickly and one day each per­son will run out of time as we know it. In light of these re­al­i­ties, it is ap­pro­pri­ate to ask, what time is it? Con­sider the fol­low­ing truths from God’s word:

Just at the right time, Christ died for you.

(Ro­mans 5:6 NIV) You see, at just the right time, when we were still pow­er­less, Christ died for the un­godly.

Be­cause God loves you, He has taken the ini­tia­tive to pro­vide a way of hope and sal­va­tion. The life, death and res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus is foun­da­tional to know­ing and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing God in our lives. he good news is that he died for you to res­cue you from the do­min­ion of dark­ness. He did this, just at the right time.

If you don’t know Him, It time to seek the Lord

(Hosea 10:12 NIV) Sow for your­selves right­eous­ness, reap the fruit of un­fail­ing love, and break up your un­plowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, un­til he comes and showers right­eous­ness on you.

If you seek some­thing, it means that you are search­ing and look­ing be­cause you con­sider it to be im­por­tant and valu­able. The most im­por­tant thing in this life is to know Je­sus Christ as your per­sonal Lord and Saviour and be in re­la­tion­ship with Him. Je­sus calls us to seek first his king­dom and right­eous­ness. The prom­ise is that when seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteron­omy 4:29)

If you have wan­dered away, It is time to come home

The story of the prodi­gal son in Luke 15 is a pow­er­ful re­minder that so many peo­ple who once knew the Lord have wan­dered and lost their way. Per­haps as you are read­ing this to­day you find your­self a long way from the Fa­ther’s house of safety and be­long­ing. It’s time to come home! (Luke 15:24 NIV) For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they be­gan to celebrate.

The good news is that there is a time for ev­ery­thing. To­day is the day of sal­va­tion!

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