Tempus Fugit – time flies, is the saying written on the faces of some clocks. It certainly seems to be true. It was December 1st, and now it is the 8th. Where did the previous seven days go? I know for small children waiting for Christmas, time may seem very slow, but for us who are older, days seem to move quite rapidly. Beyond age, Christians need to take a different perspective on time. Paul writing to the Romans said, “Understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.”(13:11-12) Time for us is seeing God work out His purpose for mankind. God is working and we are a part of His plan. Certainly, we are busy with our day to day activities, but more importantly, what we do is in the context of what God is doing in us. He is always working for our good, and will complete all that He has begun. Paul concluded his statement to the Roman church by saying, “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”(vs.14) Our days do move rapidly, and each day brings us nearer to the time when we will stand in our Lord presence.