I’ve always been told time goes by faster the older you get. The older I get, the more true this saying becomes. Time is going by so fast now, it’s making my head spin. In the midst of wishing the weeks away in hopes for Friday and the weekends arrival, this subject’s obviously weighing heavy on my mind this morning.
I remember back in the late eighties, when my daughter was just a baby. I’d gaze at her and wish I could foresee what she would look like, who she would become. I would think ahead to the turn of the new millennium, and stand in amazement of how old I would be – the ripe old age of 32. I wondered what I would look like then, how I would’ve aged, and how others would perceive me at that time. That time got here extremely fast.
Since then, another decade has passed. It’s been almost that whole decade ago since the worst terror attack our country ever experienced. To me, it just doesn’t seem real that we’re going on the ten-year mark of that catastrophic event.
Just why is it that the speed of time increases as you get older? It always takes me back to the prophecies of Daniel, ones that my dear grandmother used to quote to me very often – particularly this one.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
God told Daniel after giving him some of the most remarkable prophecies found in the Bible, to ‘Shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end’. He then gives Daniel two signs that would help us identify ‘the time of the end’.
1) The ability to travel from one place to another would be unlike anything seen before in history.
2)And knowledge would increase at a rate… and to a point… unlike any time in history.
We don’t need to look very far to see both of these prophecies have been, and are still being, fulfilled. Makes perfect sense to me.
I find time rolling past me at lightning speed, too…
I could hold on more tightly…but it hurts my hands, you know? Better to fly on the wind of time and feel its fresh passing on your skin…
October 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm
I love that analogy, Jane. Just love it! Blessings to you…
October 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm
I agree that time speeds by faster as one ages. I am older than you and Jane and it seems like only a minute ago I was younger than you and Jane. Yes, there is no time like this in history that begs the end of the age. Yet, God is so merciful waiting for the “latter rain” that another hundred years may quickly pass before our Lord returns. I try to look up and look forward at the same time. Great post, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing.
October 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Yes, he is merciful Carol Ann. It is very thought-provoking, being wondrous of His glorious return. It just boggles my mind sometimes. Blessings to you!
October 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm