When I was young it seemed to take forever between Christmases or birthdays. Time was so full and interesting, but it did take a long time between those momentous occasions. Sometimes it seemed that time was so slow that the next Christmas or birthday would never come and the last one was so long ago.
I recall being told years ago that once one hits “retirement” that life gets busier than ever. Now that I have been “there” for a number of years, I do not know whether that old saying is true or not. Perhaps it could be just that it takes me longer to do what I used to do in short order!
Perhaps it is as my system prepares for eternity that life seems busier, perhaps doing things does take longer; perhaps it reflects our becoming like Christ, as is our hope, and to whom it is said in Psalm 90:4, in the Message, “You’ve got all the time in the world – whether a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you.”
So, if that is what God is like, in respect of time, why should I hurry? Perhaps time is irrelevant.
– Trevor Wright's reflections