“It’s 2:07, dad,” he said. He was strapped into his booster seat, and still barely big enough to see out the window of our car. How can someone be so little and so big all at the same time?
“Cool, bud. That’s a good time check,” I replied. I didn’t know what else to say. It was like he was a little version of Tom Hank’s character, Chuck Noland, in Castaway– “We live and we die by time. And we must not commit the sin of losing our track on time.”
I had just given our son a watch, and he was determined that we weren’t going to lose track of time. So we got random time checks. Frequent, random time checks. It was never on the hour, or on the quarter. Whenever he happened to remember he had a watch, that’s when we got a time check.
Mark 1:15 (CEV)- He said, “The time has come! God’s kingdom will soon be here. Turn back to God and believe the good news!”
Time check. Jesus’ message was essentially, “Time check. It’s time to turn back to God.” It’s time. For the sinner, it’s not too late. If you’re looking for the right time, the time is now. It’s time. But also for the believer, the time has come, too. It’s time Go deeper. Surrender more. Love more. Believe more.