This beautiful, but relatively inexpensive used Swiss pocket watch from the late 1950's, is one of my favorites. It is very accurate but also it is a thing of beauty and I can really relate to it as I grew up on a farm and because it also has roses (my last name is Rose) on the periphery of the dial, so whats not to like? Until yesterday, it was the most accurate pocket watch I owned, but was replaced by the new Hammacher Schlemmer atomic pocket watch that I received yesterday. The atomic pocket watch is the most accurate watch in existence, as it is a quartz watch that is set by our nation's Cesium atomic clock in Colorado. As I was thinking about this early this morning, my thoughts turned to a departed brother-in-Christ named Arthur Blackwell. His generosity and genuine love for myself and Linda will always be remembered and with it the many spiritual conversations we had together. All this brings me to a specific conversation we had, oh so many years ago concerning the nature of God. To my surprise, he likened God to lightning, the essence of which is static electricity. In other words, God is found at the very core of energy. Please read the following and see if you agree....
Colossians, Chapter 1
3 We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have toward all the saints, 5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News, 6 which has come to you; even as it is in all the world and is bearing fruit and growing, as it does in you also, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth; 7 even as you learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf, 8 who also declared to us your love in the Spirit. 9 For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don’t cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; 13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love; 14 in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins; 15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things are held together. 18 He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him; 20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself, by him, whether things on the earth, or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of his cross.
If you look into the heart of an atom, Jesus is there; holding it together. For eons, human beings have looked to the skies for direction and understanding time. Now, we have even begun to understand time through the workings of atoms. But, no matter where we look or how advanced we become, God is there, showing us not only time, but how our lives should be lived. Words such as wonderful, marvelous and astounding could never do justice to a God who can do such things. Somehow, when I look at my new atomic pocket watch and realize that its accuracy is tied to Jesus, I am reminded of Colossians 1:18 and that Jesus is nearer than hands or feet and closer that breathing!!! Time will never be the same to me again!!!!!