You know, time is fascinating. A gazillion years ago, someone came up with the grand idea to divide a day into 24 pieces of time. In English, we named those pieces “hours.”
As time became more important to us, we needed more precision. So, for Western civilization, we came up with a brilliant new measurement for time. We cut an hour up into small pieces of time. We called each small piece of time a minute (my-noot), as in a small, piece of an hour.
It wasn’t long before people needed things done in a New York minute, hence the need for a 2nd smaller piece of time! Still lacking creativity, we named this second piece of time a second. What the English language lacks in creativity is made up for by our determination to require rote memorization of our most used words and high levels of uniqueness for words that simply sit in dictionaries gathering dust.
No matter how small we divvy up time, we can still divide it again. It never runs out! And, we can multiply time by days, weeks, months, and so forth, without limit. Again, it never runs out! Time can be infinitely transformed with math, but it takes Jesus Christ to transform our time into eternal life. “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24
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