There’s a new app on my phone that tells me when something newsworthy is happening. It’s a swooshing sound and I imagine I’m not the only one who’s tempted to check what the latest is happening. Tick tock.
What’s the latest happening with you? I’m looking forward to a weekend with my side of the family. We’re going to watch one of the boys participate in a regional track meet. We’ll also celebrate two birthdays: mine and my grandgirlie’s. Both of our birthdays fall in May so we celebrate them together. I know we’ll have a good time. Eating together. Laughing together. Catching up on life itself. Tick tock.
I celebrated a birthday this month. Received well wishes from lots of people–Facebook provides that. Got texts from others and some even mailed a card. I’m reminded of how time is swiftly moving so very quickly. When I was a child, time seemed to d-r-a-g. When I think about doing something now, it is different. No longer do I ponder, next year I can…..You see, some things will never be accomplished any more in my lifetime. Tick tock.
That could be depressing–and sometimes it is. Yet, I’m looking forward sometime in the future–now closer than ever–to my eternal home, heaven. As far as I know, I’m fine and healthy. But I live in a body that is facing an end–sooner now than ever before. As time goes by, more people I know enter eternity. Tick tock.
I read this morning about the disciples’ last glimpse of Jesus on earth as he ascended into heaven. Their lives were changed because of him. Before they realized he rose from the dead, they were fearful and in hiding. After spending forty days with Jesus after his resurrection, they were confident his words were true–he was the son of God. No longer were they fearful–even when facing death or prison. Their lives were changed. Here’s Luke’s description:
Jesus led his disciples out to Bethany. He lifted his hands over them and blessed them in his love. While he was still speaking out words of love and blessing, he floated off the ground into the sky, ascending into heaven before their very eyes! And all they could do was worship him. Overwhelmed and ecstatic with joy, they made their way back to Jerusalem. Every day they went to the temple, praising and worshiping God. Luke 24: 50-53
They don’t sound fearful anymore, do they? Or even like they missed Jesus. When their lives ended on earth, they were reunited with their Savior. And one day, so will I. Will you? Tick tock.