The Ticking Clock

July 22nd, 2013

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Amos 9:1-15

Our family enjoys table games. We build memories as we move game pieces or match images on a board. Some games have timers that wind down, and then there is a moment of silence before the timer makes a loud noise. The player’s turn is over.

Some players view the timer as their enemy. The timer paralyzes them as they listen to the tick, tick, tick. To them it says, “You are small. You can’t do anything. You won’t survive.” Their hands shake, and their mind goes blank. Opposing players don’t have to worry. Their competitor will take his turn without moving one space for himself or his team.

Other players hear the same timer. It is not the enemy, but a call to action. The timer is a reminder to use time constructively. To them it says, “Quickly see the goal. Decide what to do. Advance the team. Make good decisions.” Others wish to be on their team, because they use their time wisely.

Life is not a game, but we do have a timer. Let God’s plumb line be your guide.

Author: Blair F. Rorabaugh


One Response to “The Ticking Clock”

  1. Joy Doverspike Says:

    July 22nd, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I have caught myself thinking “when this happens or when I retire or some such thing, I will have more time to spend in the Word.” Thanks for reminding me that now is all the time we have. By the way, are you from Oil City, Pa?

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