Friday, April 29, 2016

Tempus Fugit

Tempus fugit - a Latin phrase - often translated in English as - Time Flies - coming from book #3 of Virgil's Georgics - appearing as - fugit inreparabile tempus - it escapes irretrievable time.  In simple terms - time is wasting - an admonition to stop procrastinating - get with it - get a move on - do it now. In a more modern translation from the Star Trek: The Next Generation series featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by actor Patrick Stewart - his famous line - Make it So.  Do it now - get the lead out - ready - set - action. A call to move from just thinking about something - to doing - something - anything. Nothing ever gets accomplished until action happens - nothing changes - gets better - reaches completion - until positive movement forward occurs.

Jesus warned us to be vigilant - to take advantage of His warning that time waits for no man - the day will come when least expected - without warning - like a thief in the night.  At that time we will be called to - judgment - the last day - no time left - times stops - we enter eternity - either with - without - God. Daily we are reminded that our decision to follow Christ - to be ready - on a moments notice - is now - later - too late - no second chances. It only takes a minute to pray the sinner's prayer - Lord have mercy on me a sinner - to accept Jesus as your Lord - Savior. Now would be a perfect time to do just that - Tempus fugit - Make it So.

Deacon Dale