“Wear your new watch this week end. Everything is on a schedule and you’ll be able to keep on track easier”, my wife says to me.
In a small cushioned box in my dresser drawer I keep two watches.
One is new, given to me as a gift from the folks I worked with when I retired. Nice looking watch, woven metal band, shiny and new and I like the way the second hand moves smoothly instead of hesitating with each tic of a second.
The second watch is old and smaller, metal wrist band somewhat faded and the second hand tics, pausing on each second then on to the next.
So I take the box out of the dresser drawer and open it up to take the new one out and as I do I notice it has stopped. The battery has died. It shouldn’t be dead. It’s new and the last time I used it, not long ago, it was working.
I look at the older watch and there it is, ticking away with the correct time. I can’t even remember when I used it last. It’s been years.
Newer and bigger and prettier isn’t better. A time piece built with the newest technology isn’t necessarily more reliable.
Sometimes the old ways are better.
“And from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (Messiah Yeshua).” 2 Timothy 3:15. AKJV.
The Holy Scriptures Timothy is being reminded of were/are the Torah, the prophets and the writings and notice, they make wise unto salvation through faith in Yeshua.
Salvation has always been the message, the old way, the only way to be in the right place at the right time.
I’ll be wearing that old, faded watch. The one that is faithful and reliable.
Thank You Father for Your Word, for Your entire Word.
It is faithful and true and reliable.
It endures forever.
In Yeshua’s name we pray.
May God’s love be in us all.