I decided the drawers in my desk needed sorting out; things to keep, things to throw away, things to put somewhere else. As I was taking items out I saw a familiar plastic bag with three special things inside. There was my Dad’s billfold, a set of Scripture memory cards he always had in his shirt pocket, and his wristwatch. He had these items on his person the morning he left earth for heaven. My mother had taken them and put them away for safe keeping; a keepsake memory. Upon her move to live with me here in the UK, this plastic bag came, too, ending up in my desk drawer.
I took the things from the bag to look at them. There were a few photos of his grandchildren in the billfold. The Scripture memory cards were worn from much use. His wristwatch? What a surprise! The second hand was still ticking by and I saw the minute hand move. Nearly eight years later and the watch is still working. I could hardly believe it. I held the watch, my eyes steady on the second hand — tick, tick, tick, still going.
Time is eternal. My father’s earthly life came to an end, but spiritually, he lives on and on and will continue living for eternity. The clock of eternity will never stop. The question for each person is: where will each one spend eternity where time never ends? It’s a choice for each one of us to make. God will honor the choice. Once we exhale our last breath on earth, there is no changing of minds as to where eternity will be spent. Look at what Jesus said to His listeners in John 6:50-51: “This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever.” The prospect of not living with Him is dismal: darkness and torment — for eternity.
We all choose. I hope each one reading will choose light and peace. Jesus also said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.”
The seconds are ticking. Just ask Him in. He will come. He will forgive. He will make new. It will be for eternity.