We are finite. We are time-limited mortals. Man in his depravity is always fantasizing ways to make his life longer. But it just never works. Let’s face it. Time flies. “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away.” Psalm 90:10
No matter how many novels we write about immortal vampires and elves, we can’t get away from the clock that God, in His divine wisdom, has put us in. Since we have such little time to live in, ought not we use every second of it to glorify God? You are never going to get this minute that you are taking to read this post back again. But to balance my point, “it is also worth mentioning that “There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24) So we shouldn’t be worried about filling every minute with 60 seconds distance run. We should just be passionate about it. And besides, sometimes we end up running farther if we’re standing still.”- Gabriel Hudelson, http://resoundingmusic.com/.
“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
“So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
Now a few quotes from movies.
“And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all of this, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they’ll never take our freedom!”- William Wallace, Braveheart
“What we do in life, echos in eternity.”- Maximus, Gladiator