Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Timeless

This is a great photograph taken from the city of Mumbai, more commonly known as Bombay. Washed in sepia tones, the suspended timepiece reminds us that time ticks on without regard for life or destruction. Irrespective of construction or catastrophe, time's militia marches on with a militant like mandate.
Eventually, time too will end. In that moment, when everything else has vanished, we will 'know and be known.' When time expires and no one else remembers your employment, the Mercedes or the custom suit, just what will they know, and how will we be remembered?

That's something worth keeping in mind if you plan to be around others somewhere for eternity. Daily, our calendar alarm system gives us the opportunity to act on the words of my Pastor, who, echoing Elder Grisham's wisdom, taught us to 'do something everyday that will outlive you.'

Preach passionately, teach effectively, communicate clearly; place a call, whisper sweet 'somethings', write a memo, letter, send a card - even an email or text message. Take time and make memories, good, long-lasting ones.

3 comments:

~Moi~ said...

Love this! Thank you for the reminder....

Rachel Malone said...

That is another good reason to be in youth ministry!

Ashley Nichole (アシュリ-) said...

Amen!! So very true!