Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time Escapes Us

Genesis 29:20 KJV
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

The Bible summarizes seven years of Jacob's life in one short verse. The passage is meant to convey the power of love. Jacob happily served these seven years for Rachel.

But the passage also serves to remind us of how quickly times, and with it, life, passes. Those seven years:
  • His father missed him
  • His brother became more passive and
  • His mother died
Those years went by so quickly but those years were packed with changes in the human condition.

Time escapes us. Too much of it is frittered away with activities that have no value. While we let life slip by countless souls pass into Christ-less hell. 

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