Iam no longer sure whether a watch is the best gift to buy a young woman on her birthday.
One – looks like some women-even godly ones- have developed a weird relationship with the clock.
Not that some fair maiden you are planning to send a Swiss watch as a birthday present is going to reject it, but just that many , especially young unmarried women in their late twenties, would detest what that gift watch represents these days –time, time .
Looks like many young adult women, Christian or not, have adopted the “ticking clock” mentality as a red flag as they approach their 30’s .
Somebody, somewhere at a wedding reception or a bridal shower joked at their delay in “getting hitched” and that “sank”.
Maybe ever since Adam and Eve’s wedding reception party they’ve been grabbing the bouquet in vain.
Of course I won’t delve into the biological aspect of it all, but I beg to still express my discomfort at the fact that many of today’s Christian women may be taking the old saying “time waits for no man’s business” quite literally.
I am terrified a huge number may be actually be crash-landing into marriages every other Saturday, unprepared just because they couldn’t stand the persistent click of that ticking clock.
Worse still, I am afraid even ladies who serve the author of time and profess faith in Christ have swallowed the carnal line of “you- better- grab -yourself –a- man- before- your- 30’s,lest .. ”
Yet my Bible here still insists that “the just (whether women or men) shall live by faith.” (Heb 10:38)
And you see, popular culture hasn’t helped either, besides Idolizing marriage as the finish line for everyone (guys and girls alike ) , it has aggravated everything by subtly counseling that young women may actually “tie a man down” in commitment by getting pregnant as soon as possible, even if it’s outside covenant marriage!
And for you my Christian sister reading, don’t ask me where I get the authority to delve into such sensitive girl talk because I am actually a qualified “sister’s keeper” (just a reminder).
My prayer though is that you (if this applies) will “not conform to the standards of this world but will be transformed in the renewing of your mind (Rom 12:2)” as you look to Jesus and let the clock tick.
Remembering that only him actually “makes everything beautiful in its time (Ecc 3:11)”
You may as well ask Sarah – Abraham’s wife.
Let the clock tick -woman!
After all ,you serve it’s author