When I thought I would lose my Dad to Cancer, I sat down and wrote a song to process my grief. It turned out, however, that he bravely fought through the disease, and by the grace of God he is still alive and well at the time of this writing. Time is a precious commodity, in a different way than our Western philosophy understands it, which is quite business oriented: “Time is money” is a common byword here; it goes without saying that waste of time is perceived as a waste of money.
Nevertheless, once we lose a loved one or getting close to it we will be confronted with the reality that the time we share in each other’s presence is finite. We all die. At some point we won’t have the opportunity to see this person we love. All we have are memories – if we had the presence of mind to make the most of our time by investing it in people, especially in the people we love.
We cannot purchase time once it’s gone – that’s why we need to do the best we can to spend our time wisely.
Time – a quite elusive thing it is! There’s nothing one can do to redeem a moment passed – once it’s gone. Days and years try to measure the time we spent. And looking back I’m glad I spent time with you.
Time – takes its toll on each of us. Sometimes we seem to forget how fleeting life can be. Yet your acts of kindness have left an indelible mark. Seeing the world through Jesus’ eyes has touched more than one heart.
If today there’s a chance to love, love. If today there’s a need, don’t walk on by!
Time – a precious thing to give! As long as there’s today there’s a chance to give of your time. It’s a token of love, and may brighten someone’s day. And looking back I’m glad I spent time with you.
There’s ageless eternity, a freedom we can’t fathom. Jesus made a home for you, a home you’ll never leave. Heaven is forever. It’s comforting to know: today’s goodbye soon will be hello; today’s goodbye soon will be hello!
(Song lyrics by Bill and Evelyn Snyder)