As you will see from previous Blogs, I have just returned from the Diocese of Nottingham and Southwell with a team from this parish, where we lead a week of Mission and Outreach. It really was an enjoyable experience and I know that we all have been really blessed and encountered God in new ways. We hope and pray that the Parishes of Carlton and Colwick also benefited from our visit and ministry and that those who accepted Jesus will continue in their new found faith.
We arrived home just before midnight on Sunday, and for some of us it was back to work on Monday morning, and although we are only home 3 days, it is somehow hard to imagine that we were ever away at all. Time goes so fast, events which we have been planning for a long time, are over in a flash. This could be said of life in general, and reminds me of a little clock which once hung over the living-room door in my late grandparents’ house. On it was inscribed these words “The hands of time are wound but once, and no one has the power, to say just when those hands will stop, at late or early hour”.
We may not be able to control time, nor dictate the speed at which it goes or when for us it will stop, but we can live each moment to the full. Jesus said “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10. We should live each moment for Jesus, always striving to do His will and letting the Holy Spirit guide us and lead us. When we have Jesus in our lives, know Him personally, then when the hands of time stop for us, we have the assurance of have eternal life.