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Time waits for no man but is an important concept to be used wisely

As many who are growing older like me can attest, time flies. The words of one of Willie Nelson’s hit songs attests to the fleeting nature of time with these words: “Funny How Time Slips Away.” Anyway, I think I will have no argument about the fact that time gets away from us as life goes on.
Renowned mathematician and theoretical physicist Dr. Albert Einstein included time as one of the components in his Theory of Relativity. The fact that time is tremendously important is born out by the fact that we only have so much of it. And it is of utmost importance how we use our time. I remember a wall motto that hung on our living room wall as I was growing up that read: “Only one life, It will soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
As I look back on 2015, I can see that there were times when my time use was left wanting. As 2016 comes roaring in I hope to make better use of my time. I once heard a person lament the fact that in their life they had put more interest in trivial things and less interest in more special and uplifting things. The important thing is to know what is important and what is not.
It seems to me that we couldn’t have just celebrated Christmas, but we did. That most holy day has come and gone so quick. It slipped up on me and now it is gone. Many celebrated the birth of the Christ Child in a way that was pleasing to Him and perhaps many did not. Where did 2015 go? Where did Christmas and New Years Day go? They are gone and only a memory of them remains. Christmas is celebrated around the world with a view to the future with folks hoping for a better year than 2015. It will largely come to pass with a better use of time. Bil Keane, creator of the popular comic Family Circus said: “Yesterday is passed, tomorrow’s in the future, but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” Indeed today is the present. In the KJV Bible, Psalms 118 says, “This is a day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Each fleeting moment of 2015 can never be retrieved. We can only make better use of our time in 2016. My prayer is that there will be peace and love and happiness throughout the earth. I wish a Happy and prosperous 2016 to everyone.