Broader Than The Sea
The Bible says in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." In this verse, God brings three things together time, space, and matter. Every theory of time that has ever been devised needs time, space and matter in order to make sense. An even greater, more profound connection is the one that time has with eternity.
You've heard it said, every action has a corresponding reaction. In some mysterious way, time effects eternity. Time flows into eternity and has the power to change it. For example, the world's largest river, the Amazon, is 90 miles across. This is enough water to exceed the Yangtze, Mississippi and Nile rivers. So much water comes from the Amazon that they can detect its currents 200 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean!
That is a picture of the power of time! The currents of time can be felt in the huge, distant ocean of eternity. No wonder Peter says in chapter 1, verse 17 of his first epistle, "pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.”
Time may be small compared to eternity, but its impact on eternity should inspire a holy fear to use it well.