"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?" Ecclesiastes 3:1-9
Science proves God every single day. As Christians we must embrace science and technology as proof in understanding how difficult it is to dismiss how truly awesome God is!
Scientists say that in order to create a computer that does all of the unconscious and mundane things your brain does every day, they would have to build a computer that takes up the entire square footage of the Empire State Building, in New York. And, even then, if they are really lucky, it would barely function with the minimal workings of a newborn baby. But Of course, as most new mothers can tell you, even this feat by a computer is impossible, since human babies evolve minute by minute after they are born. And, we continue to evolve, minute by minute, day by day, month by month, and year by year until we take our very last breath.
The Bible says that the average human will live 70 years (Psalm 90:10). If we break it down to seconds, every day that we live we would have consumed the 86,400 seconds which were added to our time on earth. On average, every month, we use 2,592,000 seconds; and, every year we use 31,536,000 seconds, give or take a leap year. And just in case we actually live to age 70, as most of us will, then, we would have consumed 2,207,520,000 seconds during our lifetime. Computers are evolving every day; they were designed to reduce the minutia and mundane so that we could do the things that really matter in the lives of humanity with and for other humans. They were not created to isolate us from each other. No one will ever say, “It was so wonderful the way she loved her computer.” Or, “My, my; he spent so many hours with his beloved computer/ phone.”
Somehow, our time on earth is always shorter than we think. Why not maximize every single second, of every single minute, of every single day? L.
*It's your turn to write your thoughts on today's verse in your journal.
Study Reference: Ecclesiastes 3:1-9
From: "Your Thoughts: Time." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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