Thursday, March 21, 2013

The times, our time, time.... The end of time.

The times we live in are truly a changing, so much is new and makes our live more convenient but is convenience always better.  I hear people saying every day they wished they lived in the good old day, you know every one has a different opinion of when those good old day would be but they want to live in them.  Could most of us really live in our ideal of the good old days, could we really give up running water, the toilet, the TV, the radio, the computer, social media, smart phones, cars, trains, planes and what ever it is you depend on?  NO, the reality is we wouldn't willingly go back to our golden age or good old time if given the chance, we are not fit for it.  We have lost the ability to survive in our good old days.  Have you ever killed to eat, not just for sport but killed because you wouldn't eat if you didn't, could you kill your horse to safe you child's life, could you eat grubs and rodents because you don't know where you are going to get food for tomorrow, no the good old days didn't have a convenience store or microwaves.  It had hard ship and tragedy or they wouldn't have striven so hard to make the changes that have became all our modern conveniences.  Time is ever changing, we as people always look back to the good old days in any age but run ever forward toward making changes to easier things, IE, modernization and the next new thing.

Did you know that a hundred years ago there was no such thing as an old folks home or a day care?  They are both modernization, convenience that make our lives easier.  Thousands upon thousands of years we took care of our old and our young,  the family did it,  a mother did it, but alas not now.  I know mothers now have to work or they can't afford to live, fathers have checked out and mothers have to figure out how to work to feed their kids.  Why is that a sign of our times?  When did working become more important than raising your child, or you aged parent, when did it become better for someone else to do it?  I know it frees a mom up to live her own life.  Why then did you have a child if your life was more important than you taking care of that child?  School starts earlier and earlier in this country, is 5 years, or now 3years, to much to devote to the infancy and toddlerism of your child?  When did Mom and Dad become such a burden or too much work to take care of?  Did they not change your diaper, well probably not if you were in daycare, but I digress.  Why in the good old days did we add on a granny room for mom and dad and now we send them to an assisted living or nursing home, as far away as we can get away with, so we don't actually even have to go see them?  Have you ever spent anytime in a nursing home, the sorrow, the loneliness and the agony is palatable.  They are almost all literally thrown away like yesterday trash, someone else is responsible for them while you pursue your life, your career, your freedom to do what it is you are seeking.  No worries, well not until that child you left in daycare gets to make the decisions about your end days anyway.  Daycares and nursing homes a sign and invention of our times, such a wondrous evolvement.

I often wonder at the times we live in, some see it as exciting and becoming something wondrous and free.  I see liberal expounding up all the freedom of living their lives as all should be allowed to, and the conservatives shuddering at the "new found freedoms".  One sees it as wonderful and the evolvement of man, the other sees it as the devastation and the living epitome of sin, the times of Noah relived.  I am a confessed conservative, a Christian and a follower of the risen Christ so I don't see the times we are living in as enlightened by any means.  I am called to say that the end times are not to far away from us. 

1 Thes. 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to
you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon
a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day
should overtake you as a thief.      

I don't see eons of time in front of human kind, I think that the season of Christ's second coming is already foreseeable, and soon.  Maybe not in my life time but sooner than most of the enlightened can imagine and there doom is on the horizon. 

Time is a precious commodity, we only have a finite time that God gives each of us. He new at the foundation of creation and long before he created the heavens and the earth how much each of us get.  We get to use it any way we like, on ourselves, on others, on God or on having a good time.  I hope you use yours well, I know that daily I misuse mine and will answer for it.  I hope you are prepared to answer for your usage of your time here.... tomorrow.

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