One of the things I love about video is that it is able to capture the flow of time visually. Actually, that might just be a definition of video. Either way, it is awesome in that respect and totally unique from any other medium.
As I have been reading through The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards by Steven J. Lawson it has caused me to reflect on my usage of time and the shortness of my days. As a young man, Edwards made a list of 70 resolutions that he wanted to live his life by. These resolutions are the subject of Lawson’s book. Many of them focus on time. The shortness of it, and the proper investment of it. His ninth resolution strikes me as especially interesting.
Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death.
Throughout the short course of my life death has dogged my thoughts. From the death of my father at a young age to my bout with the darkness of depression in high school, my thoughts have often been on death. But not in the way Edwards pondered it. He purposely determined to consider the brevity of his life and live his life accordingly. Such is wisdom.
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
My mind was on these things as I watched this video take advantage of the mediums chronological capabilities. This is a time lapse of the sky over the course of 360 seperate days, all playing simultaneously. Incredible! Terrifying.
So many days summarized. It’s frightening and convicting. What will I have to show for my life when I meet the One who made that sky?
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27
So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 14:12
Sobering thought. Such thoughts should remind us of two things: the joy of the gospel; that if we are in Christ we are no longer under the wrath of the divine judge, and that we must continue to run the race. I’m still here. It’s not over yet.
Water break’s over. Time to get the feet back on that track. There’s still a prize to be won.