We have a list of yearly celebrations, New Year, Easter, Graduations, July 4, Back to School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, just a few of the possible yearly celebrations our family rejoices over every year. In a couple of years I should graduate from my doctoral work, in all these we are excited about what we see God doing and also excited about what god has allowed us to do. Every month, we have birthday celebrations for the kids that are another year old. In all this, we rejoice, (search that phrase). Paul talks about rejoicing, we should all get much more excited about milestones and the life that God has given us. What else should we be rejoicing in? Artistic accomplishments, job promotions, or new jobs, are filled up by the power of the Spirit especially as God is working in our family.
Astronomy (the signs in the sky from Genesis 1) is another element of our life experience that we should be noticing. Signs in the sky/heavens, all show us what you are doing in the world, I mean the universe. Ever expanding, I should write out what Gene Appel says about Astronomy in the unfinished video (Take a look here. (It’s about three minutes and starts at 03:30). It’s so interesting to see how for millennia, humans have been looking to the heavens for inspiration, for the spirit to come into our lives. Down from heaven, the Holy One is moving in us and around us and THROUGH us. Because of the time, that Jesus came, we have eternal life through him. What does the book of Hebrews have to say about time? There is more, if I am willing to see it, the tic, tic, tic, of the clock, telling us that time is growing short. One day we will be united with the heavens. “On earth as it is in heaven.” We will experience all that God has planned before the foundation of the world. That’s the word, “cosmos.”
What is going to be our legacy? How are we training ourselves daily to make an impact on history, marked by time, prepared for the future, for our children and the community that we live in, may we always be aware of the time, that passes, “Soon what is shall pass.” Our place in time marks our significance. What we have been able to hang onto, and pass on, is also significant. Consider the banking system and world economies. They are also based on the passage of time. My parents have been able to hang on to things over long periods, I’m not sure that will be true for future generations, especially based on the inflation rate of these times.