This is an interesting time of year at which to reflect on the nature of time and eternity. It is very easy, in these days between Christmas and New Year to lose track of time – indeed, I have just noticed I am a day behind in posting my #adventbookclub posts – and somehow, without our usual routine, time seems to move more slowly.
Yet very often time seems to speed up, especially when we are busy and stressed. “There’s not enough time!” we claim, “I don’t have time for this.” But viewed from a perspective of eternity, we can perhaps see time very differently. Not as something we are short of, or something we mustn’t ‘waste’ or something to be given begrudgingly to things we deem ‘worth our time’. Instead, time is a gift, a tiny portion of eternity, given to us for our tiny part of God’s eternal story.
#adventbookclub runs from 1st December until Epiphany. This year we are using “The Art of Advent” by Jane Williams, and raising some money for Mercy UK, a mental health charity over at the JustGiving page here. Search #adventbookclub on Twitter or Facebook to join in the conversation.