Mark spoke on the subject of time last night, looking first of all at the vastly popular subject of time travel. We considered various films and programmes looking at this theme, from Dr Who:

to H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ (which scared him enormously as a child!):

We considered some questions:

We even considered Mark’s own travel through time (when recently travelling to the USA, he travelled ‘back in time’ five hours and then forward in time on his return to the UK!)

God invented time for mankind, because He exists outside of time. In Genesis 1:3-5 TNIV, we see how God created light and named it day, with the darkness named night. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 TNIV, we read that there is a time for everything. There is purpose for all creation under heaven. Psalm 31:14-15 TNIV reminds us that our times are in God’s hands. Our lives were mapped out by God before the creation of the world. We cannot take control of time from God, for He is involved in every aspect of our lives.

Our response to this should be to use our time wisely, as advised in Ephesians 5:15-16 TNIV. We need to make the most of every opportunity, to ‘redeem the time’, working for God and serving Him. Life is ‘the time God gives you to determine how you spend eternity.‘ We should use our time in God’s honour and service.