This instant is the only time there is.
I have conceived of time in such a way that I defeat my aim. If I elect to reach past time to timelessness, I must change my perception of what time is for. Time’s purpose cannot be to keep the past and future one. The only interval in which I can be saved from time is now. For in this instant has forgiveness come to set me free. The birth of Christ is now, without a past or future. He has come to give His present blessing to the world, restoring it to timelessness and love. And love is ever-present, here and now.
Thanks for this instant, Father. It is now I am redeemed. This instant is the time You have appointed for You Son’s release, and for salvation of the world in him.
I reflected on this lesson as I lay out on the lounger at the spa this afternoon, following an invigorating workout, a cleansing steam, and a pummelling massage from the water jets in the pool. And I knew that if I died that instant I would have died happy.
I held the thought as an ex tenant and his partner fed me a beautiful meal at his home, and I washed it down with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc – they remembered my favourite. I am so very blessed. Life is simply a series of instances, I’m making each one count, because that’s all there is.