First of all, we lit the fourth Advent candle today at church. It just seemed like last week that we began the season of Advent. Where did the time go? Isn't that part of the issue though? Advent centers on time. Advent teaches us to wait; it is the time between the announcement of Jesus coming and his arrival. So, when we lit the fourth candle, we saw figuratively that we are still waiting, but yet time is rapidly progressing.
Secondly, at the flower shop we are shipping the poinsettias to the churches this week. We actually began last week. However, my first assignment today involved putting pots of Easter lilies up on tables. Many of these pots I had planted over the last week or so. (We placed these pots on the floor, because every space was used for poinsettias.) This mix of working for Easter even before Christmas occurs struck me. Time keeps progressing. Christmas is almost all over.
You can unplug the clock. and the hour hand will not move. Or, you can take the battery out of the clock, and the second hand will not move. Yet time does not stop no matter if the time measurer, the clock, stops. Time continues to progress.
I guess I must ask myself what I am doing with my time while I have it, for it will keep ticking. Am I making those ticks of the clock count? Am I fulfilling God's purpose for me in my life? Time flies, make it count.