February 6, 2022
Reflections From the Heart of Allan Redenius
So, I have a theory. Everyone thinks time goes by one second at a time. Tick-tock, tick-tock…and it actually does go one second at a time. Most people see time as a horizontal measure. I see time as a marble spinning down a narrowing funnel, wide at the top, narrow at the bottom. In my illustration, if a marble begins to spin round and round at the top, it travels much faster as it descends toward the bottom.
I remember, as a young boy, sitting at my Grandma’s pink with black poka-dots kitchen table. (No wonder, when I pick out my ties, they never match my shirt.) 😊 While eating a sugar cookie, sprinkled with love, I said to her. “I’m bored, time goes by so slow.” Her sage remark was simply, “Just you wait.” Now I do understand. As I grow older, time does fly by faster. As I approach the end of my time, time still goes by tick-tock, tick-tock but things seem to be happening faster and faster.
So, it might be with the end of time. In Matthew 24, Jesus gave us the signs of the end of times, false teachers, wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, an increase of wickedness, and other signs and wonders. Some may say, “These things have not yet come. So, there is plenty of time before Jesus returns.” In my thinking, these things are upon us and they are happening at a seemingly much more rapid pace. We are just out of one war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and others, and suddenly stand at the verge of another war in the Ukraine. Since the day George Floyd was murdered, social unrest, violence in the street, and loss of love for one another has exponentially grown. Could the funnel be beginning to narrow?
Something to think about, but not fear, the day the Lord returns. The question is this. Whether Jesus comes today, or you die tomorrow, are you saved?
Keeping a watchful eye out for the return of Jesus…..
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.