It seems as though I am caught in the tension between the past, the present and the future.
Historians say: “Those who don’t know the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Prophets say: “The conclusion of the matter is……”
The present says: “You don’t dance to our tunes!”
I hear the historian.
I hear the prophet.
I hear the present.
I learn from the historian.
I plan based on the prophetic.
I am in but not of the present.
I did not live in the past, I only read of it.
I am not yet in the future, I only read of it.
But in the present, I am shaped by the tension created at the point where past and future come together….the now.
The past moment.
The present moment.
The future moment.
I am continuously passing through all three.
Already, the moment I was in a moment ago, has passed.
The moment I will be in, in a moment is already come by the time I finish typing this line.
So, there is only the NOW that I live in as each moment passes.
What determines my now?
For me it is an event that happened in the past and affects the future.
The Death, Burial & Resurrection of Christ.
My past passed away because of It.
My future is determined by It.
My present is shaped by It.
The Finished Work….it is not only the “Point” where historical past, present, and future are held in tension, It is the “Point”, the “Now” where I live between my past and my future.
One day, when time is no more, I will be delivered from this ‘tension-of-the-three’.
I shall live in the Glorious Eternal “NOW”, which began with the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, that great feat where Life & Immortality were brought to light.