Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea — especially now when we are well into the new year. On Oahu, as we look back into 2015 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all of it is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life.
“We may be like all dreamers and confuse disenchantment with truth.”
The gift of time is not ours alone on Oahu. It is given equally to each person, rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak — every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day. And another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on.
"I Am Walking Behind You" by Eddie FisherAnd you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it.Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it in helping the people around us.
"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho
This year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count? Yes, on Oahu, we are still trying to make contact with information contributors.