The Continuum of Time


O He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart…
Ecclesiastes 3:11

If I could reach far enough back in my mind, I could see when God created the world. I would see Adam and Eve, Moses, the children of Israel in slavery, the wilderness, and the Promised Land.

I would see David, Solomon, and the kings. I would see Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ birth, life, teaching, final prayers, agony, crucifixion, and resurrection.

I would see the wars, slavery, pain, and pleasures of humanity. I would see my ancestors and yours and understand why we are the way we are.

Then I would reach into the future, beyond the end of life, look back, and know what matters and what doesn’t. And every day I would do only what matters.