Before our birth, Lord,
Time does not exist,

For we are an eternal part
Of you.

Then, during life,
Time seems so very real –

It governs all we think,
And feel, and do.

But when we die,
Time loses its dominion,

And we’re set free
To meet you at the door.

So time is nothing more
Than an illusion,

And we are one with you,
For evermore.


He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11; NLT).

For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4; NLT).

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me (Revelation 3:20; NIV).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

2 thoughts on “Time

  • That puts everything into perspective. Looking at the bible verses you’ve posted, Ruth, your prayer poem complements them perfectly. “He has planted eternity in the human heart.” – that is so profound.

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