“At it kept to its place, not a frown upon its face, at its hands never hung by its side, but it stopped, short, never to go again when the old man died,” © Henry Clay Work.
We just acquired my grandfather’s clock from my parent’s house. It had stood on a desk for many years, and prior to that, it had sat on a hearth in my grandparent’s home in Kansas. It was given as a wedding gift to them back in the 20’s, and now it sits on a desk at our home.
I was able to get it running after bringing it to a clock shop here in town. Soon afterwards, the ticking began and then the minutes and hours began ticking away.
It hadn’t been cleaned in many years, and yet the mechanisms knew how to work. But after getting up this morning early, I heard the chime for the hours’ time and it had slipped behind. Just like its previous owners, its heart beat was slowing down.
It couldn’t keep up with the pace that it had kept faithfully so many years before. And strangely enough, perhaps it missed the gentle winding of my father’s hand.
Our mechanisms, our own heart beats, eventually will slow down and they won’t keep up the pace as they have now for years upon this earth. But with rest, and the gentle care of the Father’s hands, we can still chime out the minutes and hours upon this earth that we are sojourning in.
And as this year comes to a close let us remember to make the most of the time that we now have, for the days are evil. May we walk as those whose hearts are given to wisdom.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom,” Psalm 90:12.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?