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There Are No clocks in Heaven

clockThere are No Clocks in Heaven

Genesis 1: 2-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

It appears that the Egyptians were responsible for the 24 hour day. The Egyptians were fond of counting in base twelve (instead of base 10 which is commonly used today). This is thought to be because they counted finger joints instead of fingers. Each of your fingers has three joints, so if you count by pointing to finger joints with your thumb you can count to twelve on each hand. This might seem arbitrary, but is actually just a strange as counting in base ten simply because we have ten digits.

The Division of the hour into 60 minutes and of the minute into 60 seconds comes from the Babylonians who used a sexagesimal (counting in 60s) system for mathematics and astronomy.

In this day and age we literally live by the clock. We have to get up at a certain time of day to get breakfast made, get the kids off to school and get ourselves started on our daily chores or off to work. We watch the clock waiting for break time, then lunch time, then break time, then time to leave, time to pick up kiddies, time to take them to after school activities, time to get home and fix dinner.

It continues from there. Time to do the dishes, time to give the baths and get the kiddies in bed, time to watch your special program or the news, time for you shower or bath, time for you to go to bed and then start his whole ritual all over again the next day.

We have to watch the clock to make sure we get to a doctors appointment, make a meeting on time, get to church on time, get to the store or gas station before they close. We watch the clock to make sure we make certain phone calls on time, check in on family members at a certain time or show up on time for family gatherings. We are constantly watching the clock.

Even though I am not in the work force anymore, I still watch that darn old clock. There are the normal infusion appointments to make three times a week, Doctors appointments to go to, certain times that certain medications should be taken, certain times that we like to eat, take a nap or watch a movie. We have a certain time that we call mom and a certain time that we check in on family members through social media, and we try to keep a certain time to get ready for bed.

I never thought that I would have to watch that clock as much now as I did when I worked, but it seems that this whole world is controlled by that “clock”. But when we get to heaven, life is eternal and I am so thankful that there are no clocks in heaven.

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